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DEBERG, Charles 1890-1951


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/10/2015 at 16:18:57

Charles DeBerg Dies Suddenly

Charles DeBerg died very suddenly shortly after six o'clock in the evening Tuesday at his home on North 6th Street, Grundy Center. He and his wife had been to Cedar Falls late in the afternoon. They had supper at their home shortly after they returned. About six o'clock Mrs. DeBerg left the house to go to a neighbor. She was there less than a half-hour. When she returned home she found her husband dead on the kitchen floor. A heart attack was the cause of his sudden death. He was 61 years old.

Mr. DeBerg had felt some heart weakness before and his doctor advised him to take it easy. That was one reason why he left the farm a year and a half ago.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 12:30 Friday and later at the Christian Reformed church at Lincoln Center, of which the deceased was a member. The service will be conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. Henry Zwaanstra. Burial will be in the Lincoln Center cemetery.

Resided in County All His Life
Mr. DeBerg resided in Grundy county all of his life. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin DeBerg. He was born on a farm in Lincoln township August 27, 1890, and he grew up there. On Jan. 6, 1916, he and Hattie Beninga were married. They began housekeeping on a Lincoln township farm and resided there until August 1949 when they moved into their new home in Grundy Center. Their son Herman lives on their farm.

Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Thelma (Mrs. Harold Dirks), Grundy Center, one son, Herman; three grandchildren.

One son died in 1933. There are two surviving brothers. They are Rev. John DeBerg, Avoca, Iowa, and Henry M. DeBerg of Grundy Center. His two sisters and his parents preceded him in death.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 March 1951, pg 6


Obituary Of Charlie DeBerg

Charlie DeBerg was born Aug. 27, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin DeBerg in Lincoln township, Grundy county. And it was here that he spent his whole life.

On Jan. 6, 1916, the deceased was married to Hattie Beninga. To this union were born three children, Melvin, who died in 1933; Thelma (now Mrs. Harold Dirks) and Herman, both of Grundy Center.

The deceased began his married life on a farm in Lincoln township. In this township Mr. and Mrs. DeBerg continued to farm until their retirement in 1949, when they left the farm to occupy the new home they had built for themselves in Grundy Center.

It was in this home that Mr. DeBerg was suddenly stricken with a serious heart attack that proved fatal. He had been feeling well up to the time of his death, in fact, better than for quite some time. Hence, death came as a shock and was very unexpected. His sudden end came on Tuesday evening, March 6, in the home at Grundy Center as he was preparing to make a short call.

Charlie DeBerg was a member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed church all his life. In the year 1913 he made public profession of his faith and has shown an active interest in the activities of the church and kingdom. He served as Sunday School teacher for some 32 years and served the congregation of Lincoln Center as trustee for 9 years. He took an active interest in the social life of the church, and it was but very seldom that he was absent from the meetings.

The deceased leaves to mourn, besides his wife, two children and three grandchildren, two brothers: the Rev. John DeBerg of Avoca, Iowa, and Henry DeBerg of Grundy Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; and two sisters: Rena, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Ora Graves.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 March 1951, pg 3


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