Shirley Ann Bertels, 83, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. Shirley was born September 18, 1936 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Rosella Smith. She was a nun in the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Mishawaka, IN for many years and was also a registered nurse at Lutheran Hospital retiring in 2003. She was a graduate of Loyola University in 1960. Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Samuel; daughter, Margaret (Zach) Thorn of Nashville, TN; sons, Joseph Bertels of Rome City, IN, Vincent Bertels of Fort Wayne, IN, and Martin (Beth) Bertels of Ann Arbor, MI; 8 grandchildren; brother, Stephen R. (Ann) Smith; and sister, Sally Ueber. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S Clinton St., with calling one hour prior. Face covering required. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Masses at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
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