Bertha “Bert” Wakeham, age 90 of Cherokee Village, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat.
A Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church located in Cherokee Village with Rev. Brian Pummill officiating. Interment will follow in the Peace Lutheran Columbarium with arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.
She was born February 14, 1923 at Randall, Iowa to Martin A. and Christiana (Halvorson) Olson. She was a homemaker and a Charter Member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don Wakeham; four brothers, Magnus Olson, Martin Olson, Herman Olson, and Bud Olson; three sisters, Hilda Hart, Alvina Barkema, and Jennie Headley; one grandson, Craig Wakeham; and one great granddaughter, Megan Wakeham. Survivors include two sons, Mark Wakeham and wife Barbara of Cherokee Village and Robert Wakeham and wife Linda of Fayetteville, Georgia; one daughter, Linda Miller and husband Conrad of Maumelle, Arkansas; one sister, Jean Rothfus of Little Rock, Arkansas; eleven Grandchildren; twelve Great Grandchildren; twelve Great- Great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.