Bert was born on Nov. 25, 1947 in Chariton, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Ruth Ann (Schumann) Tabler. Upon high school graduation, Bert continued her education at AIB College of Business, graduating with an Associate’s degree. She was united in marriage to Gary Walberg on Oct. 17, 1970. From this union, three children were born, Scott, Robert, and Todd. She worked in the banking industry as a teller for numerous banks throughout her lifetime.