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Gertrude Berg

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude M. Berg, 93, of Kalona will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM at HolyTrinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father David Brownfield and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating.  Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 10 from 3 – 8 PM with a Prayer Service at 3PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Pleasantview Home.  Gertrude died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

Gertrude Mary Berg was born December 9, 1921 in Houghton, Iowa the daughter of Joseph and Diena (Holtkamp) Bentler.  She graduated from St. John's Catholic High School in Houghton.  On September 28, 1948 she was united in marriage to Urban Berg in Houghton.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Gertrude raised eight children and then went to work at Oral B Laboratories in Iowa City for 37 years.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking, bowling and reading.

Survivors include seven children: Becky (Fred) Reid of Cedar Rapids, Rick (Connie) Berg of Coralville, Randy (Sandy) Berg of Kalona, Jim (Bev) Berg of Kalona, John Berg of Kalona, Vicky Berg of North Liberty, Jacque (Steve) Wertz of Kalona, 21 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, two sisters: Agnes Fullenkamp of West Point, Rita Meyer of Davenport, two brothers: Tony Bentler of Mt. Pleasant, Frank (Joan) Bentler of Ft. Madison, two sisters in law: Catherine Bentler of West Point, Genevieve Altenhofen of Harper and two brothers in law: Jerome Berg of Sigourney and Bernard (Cleo) Berg of Wellman.

Preceding Gertrude in death were her parents, her husband Urban, one son, Thomas, two brothers: Louis and Leo and four sisters: Rosina, Mary, Clara and Dorothy.

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Guestbook

So sorry to hear of your loss.You are in our thoughts. Ward and Kathy

Ward and Kathy Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you. Thinking of all of you. Tim & Deb Harland

Tim & Deb Harland Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss.You are in our thoughts. Ward and Kathy

Ward and Kathy Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you. Thinking of all of you. Tim & Deb Harland

Tim & Deb Harland Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gale (Shaver) Van Hauen Feb 10 2015 12:00 AM

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Tom Randall.Our thoughts are with you and your family. Tom and Beth Randall, and Randall Electric, Inc.

Tom Randall Feb 10 2015 12:00 AM

To all of the Berg children, I am very sorry that I can't attend the funeral of Aunt Gert since we are out of town.Despite that, I have wonderful memories of your mom, dad and all of you. I remember spending time with your family in the summers.That was a great vacation for me to have time with my cousins who I didn't see frequently and lived so far away. I will always remember your mom and her smile.No matter when I saw her, either in the earlier or later years, she was always smiling.What a caring, wonderful lady she was! I will be praying for all of you as you go through this difficult time of losing your mother.I hope that all the great memories give you some comfort. She's smiling down from Heaven now on all of us! Love, JoAnn Fullenkamp Lampe

JoAnn Lampe Feb 10 2015 12:00 AM

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Tom Randall.Our thoughts are with you and your family. Tom and Beth Randall, and Randall Electric, Inc.

Tom Randall Feb 10 2015 12:00 AM

To all of the Berg children, I am very sorry that I can't attend the funeral of Aunt Gert since we are out of town.Despite that, I have wonderful memories of your mom, dad and all of you. I remember spending time with your family in the summers.That was a great vacation for me to have time with my cousins who I didn't see frequently and lived so far away. I will always remember your mom and her smile.No matter when I saw her, either in the earlier or later years, she was always smiling.What a caring, wonderful lady she was! I will be praying for all of you as you go through this difficult time of losing your mother.I hope that all the great memories give you some comfort. She's smiling down from Heaven now on all of us! Love, JoAnn Fullenkamp Lampe

JoAnn Lampe Feb 10 2015 12:00 AM

SWEET AND WARM REMEMBRANCETABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by The Barker Families.Vicky, With our deepest sympathy. Ed & Ethel Barker, Jim & Anna Barker, David & Sarah Barker

Melinda Miller Feb 9 2015 12:00 AM

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