Bertha Pahl, age 96, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND.
Bertha Koepplin was born on October 17, 1915, the daughter of Martin and Philippina (Stevahn) Koepplin at Elgin, ND. She was raised and attended school in Elgin. Bertha and her twin sister worked with their father in the farm fields.
On March 29, 1937, Bertha was united in marriage to August Pahl in Elgin. In 1942, they moved to Brantford, ND, where they farmed for a time. They moved to Carrington where August worked road construction and Bertha worked in the area doing housekeeping and babysitting. August died on February 23, 1976. Bertha entered Golden Acres Manor in October, 2010.
She loved her children and grandchildren and always saw to it they were okay. Bertha was “Crafty”. She made dolls, crocheted and embroidered, baked, enjoyed raising flowers and gardening, did doodling, and is remembered as having been very patient.
Bertha is survived by 9 children: George Pahl, Jule (Shirley) Pahl, Gordon Pahl, Sebastian (Susan) Pahl, all of Jamestown, Larry (Sandra) Pahl, Redfield, SD, Alice (Bob) Norton, Carrington, Joyce (Tony) Kline, Jamestown, Judy (John) Geringer, Fargo, Jeanette (Mark) Cote, Sioux City, IA; 63 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one brother, Andrew (Ramona) Koepplin, Fargo; one sister, Lorentina Anderson, Carrington; two step-sisters, Mable Willoughby, Boise, ID, and Alice Schnell, Jamestown; five step-brothers, Eugene Weisenburger, Warwick, Melvin Weisenburger, Bock, MN, Ervin Weisenburger, Bismarck, Ted Weisenburger and Donald Weisenburger, both of Phoenix, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather; husband; one son Loran Pahl; one son-in-law, Delton Seibold; two grandsons, Ferron Seibold and Parrish Sondag; her twin sister, Emma Burkholtz; two brothers, Herbert Koepplin and Elmer Koepplin; two step sisters, Doris and Florence.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND
DATE AND TIME: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM
INTERMENT: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND