Bertha Kasprzyk

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bertha E. Kasprzyk, 88, of El Cajon, Calif., died of natural causes on June 23, 2008, at a local hospital in Mountain Home.

Services will be held in El Cajon at a date to be announced. Cremation is under the direction of Rost Funeral Home in Mountain Home. Inurnment will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

Bertha was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Chicago, where she later married Ernie Costello. They had three children.

After Ernie's death, she married Steve Kasprzyk in 1960.

Bertha, a member of AA, was 31 years sober. She worked for the Salvation Army in El Cajon from 2000 to 2008.

Bertha is survived by: her daughters, Suzy Hereford of Mountain Home; Shirley Grinnel of El Cajon; her sister, Bobette Drimmel, of Lemon Grove, Calif., and 24 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands and her son.