Bertine Slegh, 91, of Prairie City, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at her home. A private family graveside service will be held at Waveland Cemetery. There will be an open visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 29 at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Family members will not be present. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City United Methodist Church or the Jasper County Salvation Army and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of George D. and Gladys M. (Cordray) Lewis, Bertine was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Colfax. She graduated from Colfax High School. On Sept. 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to Robert M. Slegh at the Lutheran Church in Newton. Bertine worked as a farm wife and at Pella Corp for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Jerry (Nancy) Slegh; three grandchildren, Kristi (Jamie) Webb and their children, Beau, Easton and Camden; Nicole (Major Alexander, USMC, Ret.) Pudol and their children, Kyra Nicole, Wilhelmina and Alexander II; and Kelly (Nate) Mosher and their children, Jaxton, Scarlett and Charlee. Also surviving are two sisters, Helen Holdefer and Linda Wilson; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Bertine in death were her parents; husband, Robert in 2015; and siblings, Mildred Kimberly, Virginia Hornback, Betty Jean Milligan, James Lewis, Evelyn Kimberly, Trula Fleener, Georgena Bryant and Russell Lewis.