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It’s not every day that someone celebrates their 103rd birthday, but Bertha Reidelberger has passed triple digits with zest.
Reidelberger was born in Pierron, Ill. on Feb. 16, 1920, and throughout her life resided in the Pierron and Grantfork areas. She was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland for many years, working into her eighties before retiring.
Reidelberger raised four children: two boys and two girls. She has nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Reidelberger enjoys crocheting and quilting, and is a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.
The oldest resident of Highland Health Care Center, where she has lived since 2017, the centenarian commemorated the milestone birthday at a party in her honor surrounded by family, fellow residents, the skilled nursing facility’s staff and members of the community.
The special celebration included birthday cake and punch. Earlier in the day, the facility’s residents and staff enjoyed live entertainment provided by popular show choir “60s Chicks,” who sang tunes in several genres from the 1960s and beyond.