Bertha M. Humm
1916 - 2021
June 24, 1916
April 29, 2021

Bertha M. Humm

Bertha M. Humm, the last surviving member of the William and Emma (Delap) Prindle family passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the age of 104. She was born in rural Genoa on June 24, 1916. On May 10, 1933, she married Francis Humm and they were married for more than 60 years before he passed away on August 18, 1993.

Bertha worked at UWL Mitchell Hall for 16 ½ years before retiring in 1981.

Her greatest joy was in holiday and birthday gatherings at her home when family and friends would squeeze into her small house with a table full of food and lots of conversation. In later years, it was 2:00 PM Friday coffee parties for anybody who wanted to attend.

She is survived by her four children: Roy, of Lacrosse, Don (Lois Mercer), of LaCrosse and Pharr Texas, Jerry (Mary) of Holmen, and Jean (Marv) Nelson of LaCrosse. In addition, she is survived by eleven grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband; daughters-in-law: Karen Humm and Ella Mae Humm; two granddaughters: Mary Humm in infancy and Brenda (Humm) Sibik; her parents; four brothers and three sisters.

Private funeral services will be held for family with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Online guest book available at

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on May 2, 2021.
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I’m so sorry for your loss! Bretha was a great lady I got to know her over the years her hugs were the best!! I hope her crocheted bunny I made for her 104th birthday will be a great memory for you!
Jessica Buddenhagen
May 2, 2021
My sympathy goes out to Jerry and all of the family; seems like she had a long and fine life and I'm sure you are left with many fond memories!
John A Davies
May 2, 2021
My Mom had 3 sons in the Army. She wrote each of us a letter every day, and also sent a big package of treats every month such as fudge and cookies.

God rest your soul, Mom.

Jerry Humm
May 2, 2021
Such a lovely lady! I so enjoyed our visits, and she always made me smile. We met years ago, and she was always saying she was ready to go to Heaven and wondering why God hadn't taken her there yet. I am happy for her, knowing she is there now, but so sorry for your tremendous loss.
Kathy Majewski
May 2, 2021
Bertha was such a kind Christian lady. I always enjoyed seeing her in church--she always wore a smile. My sympathy to all who knew and loved her.
Marti Clark
May 2, 2021