Bertha Barhorst

Bertha Barhorst

Bertha F. Barhorst, 90, a resident of Sauk Centre, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the St. Pauls Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Rev. Greg Paffel officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Parish prayers were at 5:15 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers at 7 p.m. Friday evening.
Bertha Frances was born Mar. 5, 1923, in Lime Creek to Raymond and Clara (Willie) Mitchell. She moved to Sauk Centre in 1936. On June 8, 1943 she was united in marriage to Henry A. Barhorst at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. She raised eight children and worked at Pettits Childrens Home in Sauk Centre. She enjoyed flowers, playing cards, and baking.
Bertha was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Christian Mothers, American Legion Post 67 Auxiliary, and the St. Michaels Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include her children, Clarice Poepping of New Munich, Ray Barhorst of Sauk Centre, Rich (Rita) Barhorst of Long Prairie, Sam (Tracy) Barhorst of Sauk Centre, Gladys Goose (Vern) Haskamp of Sauk Centre, and Ron Barhorst of Sauk Centre; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Paul Mitchell of Kirkland, Washington.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Clara Mitchell; husband, Henry Barhorst on April 10, 1999, sons; Kenneth Barhorst on October 20, 1991 and James Barhorst on March 22, 1996; son-in-law, Marv Poepping on February 10, 2011; and brother, Albert Mitchell in December of 1999.
Serving as casket bearers were Brenda Polipnick, Joe Barhorst, Charlie Barhorst, Ben Barhorst, Steve Haskamp, and Jason Haskamp. Cross bearer was Jean Mitchell. Gift bearers were her great-grandchildren. Reader was Lorrayne Traut. Eucharistic Minister was Vic Traut.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Sauk Centre.

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