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Bertha F. Classen
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Bertha F. Classen age 89 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday afternoon January 29, 2018 at the Birch's of Leonidas in Leonidas, Michigan.
She was born September 28, 1928 in Meade, Kansas, daughter of the late Jacob and Lena (Friesen) Loewen.
Mrs. Classen resided in Sturgis since 1971 coming from Walnut Hill, Florida.
On July 23, 1948 she married George Classen in Meade, Kansas.
Mrs. Classen was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Sturgis Evangelical Church and enjoyed quilting, embroidery, crocheting, reading and baking.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 69 years: George; three daughters: Judy (Gary) Miller of Sturgis, Marj Jackson of Kalamazoo and Norma (Eugene) Troyer of Sturgis; two sons: Loren (Sharon) Classen of Goshen, Indiana and Merlin (Wilma) Classen of Mendon; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother: John (Ruth) Loewen of Meade, Kansas and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Elizabeth Classen and one brother: Henry Loewen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday at the Sturgis Evangelical Church, 28201 E. Fawn River Road in Sturgis. A memorial service celebrating the life of Bertha F. Classen will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. Pastor Clint Wood will officiate. Private burial will take place at the Locust Grove Cemetery in Burr Oak.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Classen’s memory consider the World Missionary Press, Inc., PO Box 120, New Paris, IN 46553 or Water for Life, PO Box 456, Kalona, Iowa 52247.
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sturgis Evangelical Church

28201 E. Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091





11:00 AM
Sturgis Evangelical Church

28201 E. Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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Locust Grove Cemetery

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