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Wilma Bertelsen

July 30, 1930 — November 19, 2019

Logan

Wilma Fern (Hosman) Bertelsen was born on July 30, 1930 in Modale to Harry & Cecil (Niles)Hosman. She attended school in Modale. On November 6, 1949 she married Calvin Bertelsen in the Modale Methodist Church. They lived on a farm near Beebeetown for three years  before moving to a farm near Portsmouth. They lived there for 29 years and then built a home on their nearby farm in 1980. They moved to Persia in 1986 and in 2006 they moved to Logan to be closer to family.

Wilma loved taking care of her family, home and yard. For many years she was active member of the Persia Methodist Church, the Valley View Baptist Church in Council Bluffs and was a current member of the Logan Methodist Church. She volunteered at the Missouri Valley Hospital. In later years her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her great joy. She was a wonderful, loving and generous wife, mother and grandmother.

Wilma died on November 19, 2019 at her home in  Logan surrounded by her wonderful family at the age of 89 years, three months and 20 days.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings and their spouses, twins Alice and Albert at birth, Lucille (Kenneth) Pierce, Bernard (Mary Ellen) Hosman, twins Vern (Marjorie) Hosman and Fern (Eli) Stone, Wanda (Gerald) Hodson and Phyllis (Lowell) Rupp and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elsie (Homer) Watson,   J. William Witt, Betty (Keith) Gunderson and Donald  Bertelsen. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Calvin Bertelsen of Logan, Iowa; son, Harold Bertelsen and his wife Delila of Beebeetown, Iowa; three daughters, Sandra and her husband David Harmelink of Orange City, Iowa, Vicki and her husband Ron Placek of Logan, Iowa and Sherry and her husband Mike Wohlers of Pisgah,   Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; her twin brother, Wilbur Hosman and his wife Jean of Aurora, Colorado; sisters-in-law, Estella Witt of Honey Creek, Iowa and Loretta Bertelsen of  Missouri Valley, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family will receive friends

Thursday, November 21, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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Prayer Service

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 22, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church

302 E 8th St, Logan, IA 51546

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Funeral Luncheon

Friday, November 22, 2019

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church

302 E 8th St, Logan, IA 51546

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