Bertha G. Hatzl
October 8, 1930 – March 11, 2018
Bertha Geneva Hatzl (nee Richardson), 87, of Belleville, Illinois, born, October 8, 1930,in Stoddard County, MO, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8:45am, in her home, with her loving daughter, Linda, by her side.
After raising her family, Bertha first worked at K Mart as a sales associate. She then went to work at Famous Barr-Macy’s for 15 years, until her retirement in 1985. She married the love of her life, Louis H. Hatzl on August 21, 1948, and the two were married for almost 36 years until his passing, in February of 1984. Together they had 8 daughters. Bertha was very creative and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, ballroom dancing and had a passion for animals. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved her, and deeply by her daughter Linda.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Louis H. Hatzl, her parents; Walter S. Richardson and May E. (nee Ingraman) Richardson-Harrison, and her brothers; Homer Richardson, Harold Richardson and Richard Richardson.
Surviving to Cherish her Memory are her daughters; Linda (Michael) DeRouin, Mary, Catherine, Cynthia, Jo, Janet, Sandra and Suzanne, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, her brother-in-law Robert (Sharlene) Hatzl, her sister-in-law, Gloria Halim, her furry companions; Louie, Gracie and Dixie, Skipper (parrot CAG), and a number of dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Siteman Cancer Center CB1204, 7225 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105 . Services were held privately at Lake View Funeral Home, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Officiated by Monsignor William McGhee
Interment Lake View Memorial Gardens
The family of Mrs. Bertha Hatzl would like to send a heart-felt and special thanks to Monsignor William McGhee for the care and spiritual comfort he displayed during many difficult times. It was greatly appreciated.
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Miss Me, But Let Me Go
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Forever In My Heart