Bertha L. Tackes, 82
March 6, 1933 — Feb. 4, 2016

Bertha L. Tackes, 82 Bertha L. Tackes (nee Unger), 82, of the town of Trenton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. She was born March 6, 1933, to Hugo and Alma (nee Zimdars) Unger. She attended St. John Lutheran School in Newburg. Bertha married Willard Tackes on Oct. 20, 1951, at Holy Trinity Parish in Newburg. She worked at Amity Leather Products for 39 years and was a vendor at the West Bend Farmer’s Market for more than 30 years.

Bertha loved cooking, quilting, sewing, crocheting, gardening, fishing and playing cards. Willard and Bertha visited 49 states and took a dream vacation in 1981 to Australia and New Zealand. Above all, she enjoyed time with her family, especially the little ones.

She is survived by her children, Yvonne Tackes, JoAnn Critchley, Gary and Vicki Tackes, Wanda and Dennis Docter, and Janette and Tom Schroeder; grandchildren, Jennifer (special friend David), Amanda (Derek), Trisha (Dan), Melissa (fiancé CJ), Tonille (Rick), Cassandra (special friend Jeremy), Andrew (Abeni), Caleb, Blake, Alicia (Paul), Mikayla, Adam (fiancée Alicia) and Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Kayla, Machaia, Devon, Kaylie, Hannah, GraceLynn, Kenadie, Jamison, Ethan, Camrynn, Carter, Hailey, Lilian and two more on the way. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Adeline Flasch, Darleen Rochwite, Darceal Jordan, Gladys and Christa Tackes; former son-in-law, Randy Critchley; and other relatives and friends.

Bertha is preceded in death by her husband, Willard; parents, Hugo and Alma; brother, Arnold (Gladys) Unger; and brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (521 Congress St., Newburg, WI 53090) with the Rev. Kevin Kowalske presiding. The visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with a prayer vigil at 6 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery following the Mass on Saturday.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or