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Shirley Ann (Smith) Bertels

September 18, 1936 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 83)


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.


July 7, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Mass of Christian Burial
July 7, 2020

10:00 AM

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