Bertha H. HayBertha H. Hay, age 92, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013 at the Lighthouse in Cloquet, where she was living.
Bertha H. Hay, age 92, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013 at the Lighthouse in Cloquet, where she was living.
She was born to John J. and Johannah E. (Van Hout) Tillman on July 21, 1920 in Milbank, S.D. where she grew up.
Bertha married Sherman C. Hay on September 21, 1940 in St. Paul, Minn. where they lived for a short time. They returned to Big Stone City, S.D. where they farmed for many years, and were members of the St. Charles of Borromeo Catholic Church. From 1975 to 1986 they were custodians at the Big Stone City School, where they “grand-parented” many children. In 1993 they moved to Cloquet, where they were members of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 60 years; one great-granddaughter; and many siblings.
She is survived by her three children, JoAnn (Darwin) Vinopal, Ronald (Diane) Hay, and Joyce Rawleigh; her sisters, Marie and Phyllis; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous relatives.
VISITATION: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Friday, May 17, 2013 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet Refreshments will follow in the fellowship room. Bertha will be laid to rest at the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in Milbank, SD. See the online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net
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