Bertha A. Vlcek, 91, of LaGrange Park and formerly of North Riverside, Cicero and Chicago, died on Oct. 11, 2016. 

Born in Chicago on Feb. 25, 1925, she graduated from Farragut High School and was employed as an office manager by the Prudential Insurance Company until she retired to become a homemaker and mother. 

She enjoyed word puzzles, collecting recipes, writing letters and was a lifelong member of the Slovene National Benefit Society, Lodge #1. 

Ms. Vlcek is survived by her children, William (Diane), Denise (Richard) Messenger, Martin (Jeannette) and Virginia (James) Judd; her grandchildren, Amanda Vlcek, Alexander Thessen, Kimberly (Charles) Salada, Lee Vlcek and Maia and Noah Judd; and several nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Frank L. Vlcek; her parents, John and Agnes Potokar; and her siblings, John and Alice Potokar. 

Services have been held. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park. Arrangements were handled by Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home and Zefran Funeral Directors.