Bertha Fleck Lederle
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Bertha “Bert” Fleck Lederle, 101, of Springfield, died at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born in Springfield on September 16, 1914, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. and Anastasia Fleck, Sr. Bert was married to Robert Lederle from October 26, 1935 until his death.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Madonna “Donna” J. Lederle, infant son, Robert, Jr., and infant daughter, Beverly Ann; four sisters, Marguerite Schmidt, Clara Dolence, Bernadine Haley, Dorothy McCarty and Audrey Knight and one brother, Frank “Bud” Fleck, Jr.
Survivors include one sister, Lorraine Fleck of Springfield and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bert worked for Fugard, Olson, Urbain, and Neiller for several years before working as a secretary for the transportation division of the U.S. Air Force for four years. She was then employed as an executive secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration for twenty six and a half years. She was a Red Cross volunteer during WWII, a member of St. Louise de Marillac Ladies of Charity, and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Bert enjoyed doing volunteer work in the community.
Visitation: 8-10 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with a prayer service at 8 am.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Jeff Grant and Reverend David Hoefler officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Center at Simmons Cancer Institute.