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Bertha M. Aust

Bertha M. Aust

June 21, 1923 - Feb. 18, 2009

BENSON -- Bertha Marie Aust, 85, of Benson, died Wednesday at Swift County-Benson Hospital.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

She was born June 21, 1923, in Benson to Herman and Bertha (Webber) Hess. She grew up in Danvers and attended school through the eighth grade.

She married Peter Aust in 1943 in Danvers. They farmed in Marysland Township. She was a housewife and helped on the farm. She also worked at Fingerhut for a couple of years.

She is survived by her children: Artis (and Carlton) Ohmacht of Villard, Judy Krohnke of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Ricky (and Maria Martinez) of Danvers; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996; a son: Larry Aust; a daughter: Mary Jane Streed; two grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters.