TREMONT - Kathleen L. "Kathi" Bertke, 74, of Tremont passed away at 12:38 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born on April 14, 1946, in Tremont to George G. and Eileen L. Bohlander Hinman. She married Louis Bertke on June 13, 1964, in Tremont, and he survives.
Also surviving are one son, Robert (Michelle) Bertke of Dunlap; two daughters, Angie (Jeff) Uftring of Tremont and Stephanie (Kai) Bishop of Tremont; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Hinman of Peoria and Ken (Carolyn) Hinman of Tremont; and six sisters, Kay Cunningham of Pekin and Janet DuBois, Eva Lyn (Wayne) Mohr, Judy (Bill) Reidner, Diana Davis and Sherry McDonald, all of Tremont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Kerry Hinman; two sisters, Phyllis Smith and Carol Grubb; and three nephews, Doug Hinman, Bruce Mason and Rusty DuBois.
She worked and retired from the Library Store in Tremont.
Kathleen was a member of the Tremont Baptist Church.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the Tremont Baptist Church. Pastor Noah Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the church. CDC guidelines will be followed. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Tremont at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Tremont Veterans Memorial Project, c/o Tremont Betterment Association, P.O. Box 611, Tremont, IL 61568.
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