Kathleen Bertke

April 14, 1946 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 74)


Kathleen L. “Kathi” Bertke, 74, of Tremont, passed away at 12:38 am Monday, December 14, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born April 14, 1946 in Tremont to George G. and Eileen L. Bohlander Hinman. She married Louis Bertke on June 13, 1964 in Tremont and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Robert (Michelle) Bertke of Dunlap; two daughters, Angie (Jeff) Uftring of Tremont and Stephanie (Kai) Bishop of Tremont; seven grandchildren, Jacob and Justin Lane, Isaac, Ellie and Jenna Bertke, and Cole and Chase Bishop; three great grandchildren, Whitney, Jaxson and Nora Lane; two brothers, George Hinman of Peoria, Ken (Carolyn) Hinman of Tremont; six sisters, Kay Cunningham of Pekin, Janet DuBois, Eva Lyn (Wayne) Mohr, Judy (Bill) Reidner, Diana Davis, and Sherry McDonald all of Tremont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Kerry Hinman; two sisters, Phyllis Smith and Carol Grubb; three nephews, Doug Hinman, Bruce Mason, and Rusty DuBois.

She worked and retired from the Library Store in Tremont.

Kathleen was a member of the Tremont Baptist Church.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be at 5:00 pm Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Tremont Baptist Church. Pastor Noah Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00-4:45 pm Thursday at the church. CDC guidelines will be followed. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Tremont at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Tremont Veterans Memorial Project c/o Tremont Betterment Association P.O. Box 611 Tremont, IL  61568.

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