Rosalie Smith Bertoni
MT. PULASKI - Rosalie Smith Bertoni, 88, passed away at Vonderlieth Living Center on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 1:35 p.m.
She was born to Wilbur and Hazel Sullivan Smith in Chestnut, Ill., on July 25, 1925.
She married Waldo E. Bertoni on June 17, 1948. He preceded her in death on October 8, 2011.
Her son, Paul, parents, a sister, and three nephews also preceded her in death.
She graduated from Mt. Pulaski Township High School in 1943, the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1947, and taught English at Hopedale High School for one year. Rosalie was a military wife and homemaker.
She and her husband lived on the East Coast for over 50 years and returned to his hometown of Mount Pulaski, Ill., in 2005.
Rosalie was a member of the World War II Girls Club, Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary Unit 447, was a Life Member of the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society, and served with Waldo on the Mount Pulaski 175th Anniversary Planning Committee in 2011.
She is survived by a nephew, Gregory Martin, of Chestnut, Ill., and numerous cousins.
Services will take place at Fricke-Calvert–Schrader Funeral Home on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour before. Pastor Rachel Stockle will officiate.
Burial will be at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery at 10 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2013.
The burial service will be conducted by Pastor Rachel Stockle in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chestnut United Methodist Church or the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society. Services were entrusted at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski.