In loving memory of

Bertine Slegh
December 30, 1928 - June 25, 2020

Bertine Slegh, age 91 of Prairie City, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at her home. Private family graveside services will be held at Waveland Cemetery. There will be an open visitation on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Family members will not be present. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City United Methodist Church or the Jasper County Salvation Army and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of George D. and Gladys M. (Cordray) Lewis, Bertine was born on December 30, 1928 in Colfax, Iowa. She graduated from Colfax High School. On September 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to Robert M. Slegh at the Lutheran Church in Newton. Bertine worked as a farm wife and at Pella Corp for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church.

Those left to honor her memory include her son, Jerry (Nancy) Slegh; three grandchildren, Kristi (Jamie) Webb and their children, Beau, Easton, and Camden; Nicole (Major Alexander, USMC, Ret.) Pudol and their children, KyraNicole, Wilhelmina and Alexander II; and Kelly (Nate) Mosher and their children, Jaxton, Scarlett, and Charlee. Also surviving are two sisters, Helen Holdefer and Linda Wilson and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Bertine in death were her parents, husband, Robert in 2015 and siblings, Mildred Kimberly, Virginia Hornback, Betty Jean Milligan, James Lewis, Evelyn Kimberly, Trula Fleener, Georgena Bryant, and Russell Lewis.


Darlene Swank wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Jerry & Nancy you have my deepest sympathy!!"

Melissa Holdefer wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss! Such a sweet lady?"

Konii Thomas wrote on Jun 27, 2020:

"Sending you all our love.... John, Konii & family....and every one of my daycare children over the years who always knew her car and would shout "here comes Grandma!!" "

Heidi Barber wrote on Jun 27, 2020:

"Fly high and RIP Aunt Bertine!!! Give Grandma Mildred a big hug from me!!!! You will be missed!!! I will always cherish our lunch outings and you, aunt Helen and grandma Mildred smiling and having sister love!!!! "