Irene M. Bertholf


Irene M. Bertholf, 94, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday June 9, 2019, with her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter at her side.
She was born in Ashtabula on July 10, 1924, the daughter of Julius and Elizabeth (Masko) Bader.
Irene was a 1942 graduate of Ashtabula High School. She worked in the office at A & P until it closed and then went on to become the cafeteria manager for Buckeye Local Schools until her retirement in 1986.
She was a very proud and loving mother and grandmother who loved to read, cook and do crafts.
Irene is survived by her children: Jay (Karen) Bertholf, Karen (Fritz) Poese, Jonathan (Mary) Bertholf and Gary Bertholf; her grandchildren: Kayla, Gretchen, Emily, Matt and Stephanie; her great-grandchildren: Molly, Katie, Susannah, Madelyn and Adeline; as well as many nieces and nephews who were all very dear to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; and her siblings: Elizabeth Takacs, Helen Sollie and Julius Bader.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4901 Main Street, Ashtabula. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00. Burial will follow in LuLu Falls Cemetery.
Irene and her family wanted to personally thank Hospice of the Western Reserve, The Kingsville Library, her dear neighbors Sue & Fred Herter, the Kingsville F.D. and the girls at the Ashtabula Clinic for all they have done for her over the years.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Peter Episcopal Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve.
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Published on June 10, 2019
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Mark and Becky Phillips
Jun 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss, she was a wonderful lady and lived a good long life.. May you rest in His arms, good and faithful servant