FINKE, Berdene 1909-1978
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Date: 3/21/2017 at 15:01:49
Berdene Finke Services Here
Mrs. Berdene Finke, 69, died Friday afternoon, September 1, 1978 at 1:30 in the Allen Memorial Hospital at Waterloo where she had been a patient since August 28.
Funeral services were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the American Lutheran Church, Grundy Center, with Pastor Kermit Rye officiating. Kenneth Draper sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Peace In The Valley". He was accompanied by Mrs. Dale Fink, who also played prelude and postlude organ selections.
Casket bearers were three sons, Delbert, Floyd and Jerome Finke and three grandsons, Kevin and David Finke and Jonn Huck. Ushers were John Bergman and Vernon Reinicke. Mrs. Vernon Klosterboer and Mrs. Gary Bienfang were in charge of floral arrangements. Burial was in the Holland cemetery. Friends and relatives returned to the church following the committal service for fellowship and refreshments.
Berdene was born July 1, 1909 in Palermo township, Grundy county, Iowa, to John and Margaret Kruger Itzen. On September 2, 1931 she was united in marriage to John Finke at the Salem Lutheran church near Parkersburg. After their marriage they farmed west of Holland until 1944 when they moved to Grundy Center to make their home. Her husband preceded her in death on August 15, 1974. Mrs. Finke continued to make her home in Grundy Center until August 1975 when she moved to Waterloo to live with her son-in-law and daughter, John and Mardell Huck. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by three sons, Delbert of Coralville, Floyd of Kerrville, Texas and Jerome, Taxarkana, Ark., one daughter, Mrs. John (Mardell) Huck Jr. of Waterloo, three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Hermine) Bergman and Mrs. Lester (Louise) Harken of Grundy Center and Mrs. Margaret Meyer of Holland, also seven grandchildren.
Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of the services. A memorial fund has been established.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 September 1978, pg 3
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