Person:Bertha Wilfon (1)

Bertha Wilfon
b.5/6/1905 Des Moines IA
d.6/26/2007 Indianola IA
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Name Bertha Wilfon
Gender Female
Birth? 5/6/1905 Des Moines IA
Marriage 1/1925 to Kenneth Roy McLuen
Death? 6/26/2007 Indianola IA
Burial? Violet Hill cemetery, Perry IA

Bertha's parents were from Austria and arrived in the USA in the 1890's.

The following is the obit from The Des Moines Register of William "Bil" H. Wilfon, Des Moines, who was the brother of Bertha Wilfon McLuen.

William "Bill" H. Wilfon, 92, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at Iowa Veterans Hospital. Services will be 12 p.m. Monday, February 9 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, with burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 in the Campaigns of Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, Southern France, Rhinelad and Central Europe. He was decorated with the Victory Medal, European Africa Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the Silver Battle Star, the Bronze Service Arrowhead, five Overseas Service Bar, one service stripe and the Good Conduct Medal. Bill was in car sales for Howlett Chevrolet and was a member of the American Legion Post 60. He is survived by his sister, Bertha McLuen of Indianola, nephew, William Curran of Kenosha, WI and brother-in-law, Wayne Chapman of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his seven sisters, one brother and by his wife of 63 years, Jean A. Chapman Wilfon just five weeks prior to his death. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the family in loving memory of Bill.

  1.   Bertha S. McLuen, in Overton Funeral home site, June 27, 2007.

    Bertha S. McLuen, Indianola, Graveside services for Bertha S. McLuen 102, who passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Indianola Good Samaritan Center, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday June 28, 2007 at Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry IA. Bertha was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She was one nine children born to Frank and Elizabeth (Vodnick) Wilfon. Bertha moved from Perry to Indianola in 1996. She enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband Kenneth and son Richard. Survivors include her children, Robert (Ethel), McLuen of Ballwin MO, James (Jo) McLuen of Panora, Ed (Dru) McLuen of Indianola and Mary Anne (Bob) Richey of Tacoma WA; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 28 at Overton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indianola Good Samaritan Center. Overton Funeral Home, Indianola Iowa