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Bertha Ratute

October 26, 1915 September 28, 2019
Bertha Ratute
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Obituary for Bertha Ratute

Bertha Ratute, 103, of Waterloo, died Saturday, September 28, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.

She was born October 26, 1915 in Marshalltown, daughter of Abraham and Bessie Nathanson Siegel. She married Michael Ratute on January 28, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died September 22, 1982.

Bertha was active at Sons of Jacob Synagogue, serving on the Board of Directors, Hadassa and the Sisterhood.

Survivors include: two sons, Arthur Ratute of Waterloo and Paul (Jackie) Ratute of Omaha, Nebraska; a son-in-law, Sydney Myers of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren,18 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a daughter, Barbara Myers; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Perry; and five sisters, Mary, Frieda, Ann, Esther and Roselyne.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 3, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway with burial in Sons of Jacob Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be directed to Sons of Jacob Synagogue.

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10:00 AM 10/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

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Sons of Jacob Cemetery Final Resting Place

Osage Road
Waterloo, IA 50701

Osage Road Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

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