Bertha Viola Todd Buker

Death:Monday, September 26, 2011
Ogle Co, Illinois

OREGON - Bertha Viola Buker, 99, lifelong Oregon resident, died peacefully Monday September 26, 2011 in Oregon Health Care Center with her family by her side. Born June 19, 1912 in Oregon the daughter of Howard and Harriett (Ferguson) Todd. She attended Oregon schools and was employed at Kable News Co. in Mt. Morris for 25 years. Bertha was a lifelong member of Oregon United Methodist Church. In January of 1931, she married Harold Slagle in Rockford and together they had three children: Frances, Harold and Charles. Bertha enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Apache Junction, Ariz. Survived by daughter Frances O'Brien of Oregon; sons, Harold Slagle of Fallon, NV and Charles (Pat) Slagle of Prescott, AZ; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and many step children and step grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; brother, Howard Todd; husbands, Harold Slagle, Art Herbolsheimer and Raymond Buker; son-in-law, Roy O'Brien; grandchildren, Stephen Slagle, Randall O'Brien, Cynthia O'Brien and grandson, Daniel "Jim" Sullivan. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Thursday September 29 in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon preceded by visitation beginning at 10:00am. Pastor David Rogula will officiate. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established

Source: Mortuary Obit

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