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Winnie Mae Bertling, 81, of La Marque, passed away peacefully Sunday at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, in Webster, Texas.

Winnie was born and raised in Snook and graduated Valedictorian from Snook High School. She held an associates degree from Blinn College where she was a cheerleader and beauty queen.

She was one of three children born to the late Frank and Olga Orsak and was the beloved wife of Francis (Penny) Bertling for over 61 years.

Winnie will forever be remembered by her loving sisters Georgette Enquist and Janette Schulenberg, and her beloved children Linda Kay Kragh, Gary Wayne Bertling, Nancy Diane Bertling, Deborah Ann Preisler and Sharon Lea Bertling, she had eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.

Winnie grew up on a cotton farm. She was a great cook and loved the time she spent with all the children around her. Winnie touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Bellville, Wednesday, June 9, 2010  at 9 a.m. with Brother Steve Olsen officiating.

Internment followed at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville, TX. A reception was held at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Bellville Church, 504 E. Strauss, Bellville, TX 77418 

Posted by Joy Neely


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