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Bertha E. Gansel
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A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Centenary United Methodist Church for Bertha Elizabeth Meier Gansel, 95, of Modesto. She died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at her home.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel is charge of burial at Acacia Memorial Park.

Born Aug. 8, 1908, Mrs. Gansel was a native of Hickman and lived in Modesto 60 years. She was a licensed vocational nurse for 25 years and a teacher in Hughson from 1930 to 1962. Mrs. Gansel was a Hughson High School graduate. She belonged to the Modesto Police Auxiliary, Centenary United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the Nursing Association. Mrs. Gansel had a lifetime teaching degree. She enjoyed raising cows.

She leaves behind two sons, James E. Gansel of Modesto and Robert L. Gansel of Hickman; her stepson, William B. Gansel of Cameron Park; her sister, Evelyn McClurg of Modesto; and eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Jeanne Gansel; stepson, Jack Gansel; and one brother.

Remembrances may be sent to the Centenary United Methodist Church.