Bertha Inez (Risseeuw) Kruizenga


DELAVAN – Bertha Inez (Risseeuw) Kruizenga, age 78, of Delavan passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at her home in Delavan. She was born September 4, 1938 in Sioux County, IA to Leonard and Pauline Risseeuw. Bertha was united in marriage to Glenn Kruizenga in Clinton, WI on January 16, 1959 and spent their married life in WI. Glenn passed away in 1998. Bertha was an active member of the Creek Road Community Church in Delavan. She loved TV, movies, puzzles, and music. Bertha especially enjoyed coffee and conversation with friends and family.

Bertha is survived by three daughters, Sandra Connors, of Milwaukee, Karla (Katy) Kruizenga, of Fort Atkinson, and Lora (Rey) Hernandez, of Huntley, IL; two sons, Bernie (Bonnie) Kruizenga, of Walworth, and Laine (Robin) Kruizenga, of Evansville, IL; 16 grandchildren, Cameron (Caitlyn) Connors, Preston (Signe) Connors, Brandon (Gretchen Arndt) Kruizenga, Brent Kruizenga, Cody Kruizenga, Kirsten Leitzke, Travis Leitzke, Alex (Emily) Leitzke, Rey Hernandez, Devyn Hernandez, Kayla Kruizenga, and Kloe Kruizenga; three great grandchildren, Nora Leitzke, Valerie Leitzke, and Cian Connors; and a sister, Clarretta DeGroot, of Doon, IA.

Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn; her son, Kelvin; her brother, Leonard Jr.; and her sister, Ethel.

Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Creek Road Community Church, W7778 Creek Road in Delavan with Rev. John Mancusi officiating.

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