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BERRAY, Jacqueline Irene (Vich) 1934-2010


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/14/2011 at 00:35:03

[Waterloo Courier, Wednesday, September 29, 2010]

Jacqueline Irene (Vich) Berray, 76, of Blackduck, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society, Blackduck.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at First Presbyterian Church, Blackduck, with Pastor Don Bump officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 29, at Cease Family Funeral Home, Blackduck, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Blackduck, under the direction of Cease Family Funeral Home, Blackduck.

Honorary casketbearers will be Blackduck Tri Sigma, Maxine Beck, Jackie Barclay, Ron Schaefer, Jan Gross and Rob Stomberg.

Active casketbearers will be Kevin Stephens, Craig Stephens, Nick Masingill, Jordan Oelke, Matt Masingill, Logan Oelke, Mike Stephens, Jeff Oelke and Rick Masingill.

She was born May 28, 1934, in Waterloo, the daughter of Milo and Irene (Morgenson) Vich. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1951. She attended Iowa State University where she was proud to be a Kappa Kappa Gamma. She married her sweetheart, Dick Berray, on July 23, 1955, in Waterloo. They worked and lived in various places, including Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. They started traveling to Blackduck in the mid-'60s with their family on vacation and retired in Blackduck in 1990. She did a lot of volunteer work and church work, including Sunday school teaching. She was active in politics in the 1960s and '70s. She was a member of the Blackduck Tri Sigma and P.E.O. She was most proud of raising four wonderful children and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren that followed. She always had a smile on her face.

She is survived by her husband, Dick Berray of Blackduck; four children, Mike (Karen) Berray of Houston, Deb (Mike) Stephens of Terre Haute, Ind., Toni (Rick) Masingill of Rockford, Ill., and Kathy (Jeff) Oelke; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe (Troyce) Vich of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


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