Bertha Marie Crater

Dates

January 1, 1924 - December 22, 2009

Obituary

 

 

Bertha Marie Crater was born January 1, 1924 in Douglas County to Gustave and Minnie (Blume) Prien.  She grew up attending Pleasant Lake Country School.  On July 12, 1950 she married Harold Crater at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney.  They resided in the Stickney, Winner and Plankinton areas until moving back to Stickney in 1968. While living in Winner and Plankinton she was involved in cleaning poultry and pheasants.  In October of 2007 she moved to the Good Samaritan Home in Corsica.  She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many other relatives and friends.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the WELCA women’s church group.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; her daughter, Connie Graves and husband, Russell of Ethan, SD; two sons: Richard Crater and wife, Sheila of Stickney, SD and John Crater of Ethan, SD; two sisters: Esther Simpson and husband, John of Cle Elum, WA and Mabel Schmit of Winner, SD; three brothers: Norman Prien of Mitchell, SD, Elmer Prien and wife, Marian of Crossville, TN, and Raymond Prien and wife, Eleanor of Stickney, SD; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Marie Crater and Agnes Prien and two brothers: Frederick and Walter.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Stickney, South Dakota

Service

Date
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
Stickney, South Dakota

Cemetery

Silveridge Cemetery
Stickney, South Dakota


entry posted by Marcia Blume on 12-29-2009
Sorry to hear about Bertha passing. She was a very wonderful cousin. I will remember the family in my prayers.
entry posted by Wendy (McBrayer) Royston on 12-29-2009
So sorry to hear of Bertha's passing. She always was a great friend to my grandmother, Margaret McBrayer. There were many times as a child that Grandma and I would visit Bertha or she would visit Grandma while I was there. She was very special to Grandma. Bertha quilted the baby blankets my grandma gave to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with the one my daughter received being their last shared project. God bless you all this holiday season!
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