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Bertha Van Acker

Bertha E. Van Acker

Monday, January 25th, 1943 - Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Bertha E. Van Acker, age 77, of Hamburg, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Newton Medical Center.
Born in Newton to the late Howard and Mary (Bloom) Drake, Bertha had been a lifelong Sussex County resident. She worked for the Hardyston Twp. Board of Education as a cafeteria worker for almost thirty years.
Bertha was dedicated to her family. She enjoyed word search puzzles, and loved animals; especially her dogs.
Predeceased by her parents; husband, Joseph Van Acker; and sisters Dorothy Stengel and Frances McCave. Bertha is survived by her daughters, Gladys and husband Rory Mayers of Vernon, Jody Van Etten and fiancé Kevin Schmitz of Hardyston, and Roxanne and husband Anthony Regeling of Vernon; son, Jeffrey and wife Cindy Van Acker of Hardyston; sisters, Jennie Snover and Loretta Young; brothers Howard, Fred, Ed, and Doug Drake; grandchildren Rory, Joseph, and Ashley Mayers, Nina Regeling, and Kevin Schmitz; great-granddaughter Riley Mayers; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for Bertha will be held on Monday, July 20th, 2020; 3-7PM at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ 07416. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 21st at 10AM, also at the funeral home. Burial in the North Hardyston Cemetery will follow.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 20th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 10:00am
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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Barbara (Haring) Shuhnicki

Posted at 11:58am
Gladys Jeff, Jody ,Roxie & the Van Acker family & relations .I am truly sorry to hear of your moms Passing . Burt Mom to all really was a wonderful person and friend to all. Growing up with You and going to school with you I remembered her well.But then working with your mom at Hardyston was such a pleasure it was so much more fun with her in the kitchen .I can remember the pots piling up and she would just look and smile like moms watching ya lol.It really made my day and keep me going head high in the pots I had to wash with no end in sight.At the end of the day it was always see ya Going home always so busy doing this and that Spunk and grace that's what she had.
She had so much energy it could fill the room .May she always fly high over you all with her new wings and that energy as she keeps a look out over the grand children and family as she did so well.
GLadys I know your going to hold everyone up and please take care I know your mom is watching over you all with a smile and saying your did good kids.My sympathy is with you and her memories held dear .
RIP Burt.
Barbara (Haring) Shuhnicki


Posted at 10:19am
I am sorry to hear of your beloved mother’s passing. With deepest sympathy and prayers. Marguerite

Larry Cole

Posted at 07:11am
May your mom rest in peace, in our Lords precious arms....

Zackery Barrale-Decker

Posted at 11:40am
I haven't known Grandma for too long, but she is an amazing person, so funny and full of sass! Sending love from me, brother Mike, and my Father Erik.
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Jessy Brook

Posted at 10:35am
Grams was such a good lady , I am so blessed to have met her . I will never forget how she found my earring and was so excited to hand it to me and how we shared coffee in the mornings down the shore . My heart is so broken for the Mayers family , she will surely be missed . Rest easy xoxo

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