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Bertha J.

Borchardt, Bertha J. (Lackowski)

Passed away peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2020 at age 87 yrs. Bertha joined her beloved husband the late Raymond on their 40th Anniversary.  Loving mother of Jeanette Dennis (Bob Metka), Cindy (Louis) Kreuzer, Richard Doxtater. Dear Grandmother of Jenna Dennis. Sister of Donald (Mary) Lackowski, Roberta Oxendorf. Also survived by her step-daughter Diane (Paul) Dankert, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Camillus Memory Care and Hospice for their wonderful care and support given to Bert.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 2pm-4pm at Heritage Funeral Homes, Greenfield Chapel (4800 S. 84th St.) with a Memorial Service at 3pm.



  1. CAROL DUNHAM April 21, 2020 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Bert’s loved ones. Bert was a friend, coworker and a beautiful Soul. What a lovely women, who will be deeply missed. Never Forgotten always in our hearts.
    God Bless

  2. Josie Weishaar April 21, 2020 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. My sympathies to your entire family. Bert was kind to everyone and had a smile that lit up her face. I can’t get the memory of her smile out of my mind. She always had such a pleasant greeting to all of Alverno’s visitors. God rest her soul.

  3. Sr. Barbara Goertz April 21, 2020 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    My prayers are with each of you.

    Bert Is Gone

    You can shed tears that she is gone
    Or you can smile because she has lived

    You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
    Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
    Or you can be full of the love that you shared

    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
    Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

    You can remember her and only that she is gone
    Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
    Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

    • Cindy Kreuzer April 22, 2020 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Thank you S. Barb, this is perfect. Cindy

  4. John Varga April 22, 2020 at 7:10 am - Reply

    So very sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. Her late husband Raymond was my supervisor for many years at Milwaukee Valve co.
    I also played part time in a rock band,and Ray and Bertha came out many times to hear the band play,in fact I played for their wedding
    at the Patio hall on Howard ave. She will be dearly missed…

  5. Cindy Kreuzer April 22, 2020 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Thank you John. Lou worked at the Valve and you played at our wedding too, at the Patio the year after theirs. Wonderful memories of so much fun. Cindy and Louie

  6. Edward Wedelstadt April 22, 2020 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    So Sorry for your loss. Have many wonderful memories with Bertha and Ray from going out to dinner at Fernando’s and to the casino trip with her Bay View group and other events. She was a class act.I am very blessed to have known her. Gob Bless her and rest in peace.

    • Cindy Kreuzer April 29, 2020 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you Ed for sharing your memories and condolences… Sorry for the late reply. The family of Bert and Ray

  7. Diane Dankert August 22, 2020 at 12:17 pm - Reply


    So very sorry for losing Bertha. She was so good for our father, Ray. She gave his life meaning and purpose. She helped make Christmas special along with all the other holidays. We always enjoyed being with her and mostly I remember her laugh. She was a wonderful person, who helped make a good life for her and Raymond and always make me feel welcome. She will be missed, but surely she and our father Ray are happy to be together again.

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