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DEBERG, Herman 1926-2010

DEBERG, BENINGA, GROOTE

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/7/2010 at 09:10:33

Herman Edward DeBerg, 83, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 5, 2010, at Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church, Grundy Center, Iowa with Pastor Dale Janssen officiating. Burial will follow at Lincoln Center Township Cemetery, Grundy Center. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 4, 2010, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established.

Herman was born June 6, 1926 at home in Lincoln Township in Grundy County, to Charles and Hattie (Beninga) DeBerg. The family lived in Grundy County where he attended Dike Community School and graduated from Dike High School in 1944. Herman served in the U.S. Army from April 18. 1946 to April 4, 1947, during WWII, receiving the Army Occupation Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. On June 21, 1949, he was united in marriage to Mary Gertrude Groote at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. Herman and Mary lived on the family farm for many years moving to Grundy Center in 1986. After moving to town Herman continued to help on the farm. Herman taught Sunday school and served as the Sunday school Superintendent, church deacon and Elder at Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir and men’s quartet. Most of all he loved playing games and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Mary, two sons, Duane (Wanda) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Alan (Carrie), of Dike, two daughters, Leanne (Dave) Kilker of Marshalltown, Iowa and Darlene (Larry) DeVries of Newhall, Iowa, 14 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; a sister Thelma Dirks of Grundy Center and brother–in-law Roy (Bernice) Groote.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Melvin DeBerg and infant grandson, Nathaniel Madison.


 

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