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Bertha Driessens - 102

3/3/1916 - 8/16/2018
Tampico, Illinois

Bertha Driessens, age 102 of Tampico, died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Heritage Woods of Sterling.

Bertha was born on March 3, 1916 in Sheffield, IL, the daughter of Camiel and Madeline (Roels) Van Parys. She married Kamiel Driessens on September 26, 1936 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheffield. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1988. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico, the Altar and Rosary Society, Tampico Wa Tan Ye Club and the Tampico American Legion Auxillary.

Survivors include her sons, Don (Pat) Driessens of Rock Falls and Darrell (Lynnette) Driessens of Las Vegas; six grandchildren, Steve Driessens, Mark Driessens, Kevin Driessens, Reann Holbrook, Michelle Driessens and Michael Driessens; two step grandchildren, Chip Murdock and Scott Konneck; nine great grandchildren, Trevor, Samantha, Nathan, Caleb, Korissa, Jeffery, Kristen, Kelsey and Christian; seven great, great grandchildren; one sister, Janice Miller of The Villages, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Dennis Driessens; step-mother, Maria Van Parys; and one brother, Walter Van Parys.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:00-10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico, Rosary will be recited at 10:00 A.M. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow Rosary at 10:30 A.M. at the church with the Reverend Richard Russo, Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tampico.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Heritage Woods of Sterling and Vitas Hospice. 


St. Mary Catholic Church, Tampico, Illinois, Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:00-10:00 A.M.


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