Bertha L. Hynek

Bertha L. Hynek (nee Kaster), 93, of Fond du Lac, formerly of St. Anthony, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Manorcare in Fond du Lac.

She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Brown County, to the late Edward and Theresa (nee Martell) Kaster and married James J. Hynek on Sept. 30, 1936, in Green Bay. James preceded her in death on March 5, 1983.

Bertha worked at the West Bend Country Club in the 1950s. She loved to cook and sew and particularly enjoyed her garden.

Survivors include her four children, Doris LeVoy of Stratford, Fran (Gerald) Herriges of Sheboygan Falls, John (Jackie) Hynek of LaVergne, Tenn., and Gearald Hynek of Luxemburg. She is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Theresa; her husband, James; and a daughter, Virginia Preisgan.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Inurnment will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, at the church only from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at