Lois Mae Berg, 85, of Ogden, Iowa passed away at the Hearth Stone Memory Care Unit of the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone on Sunday evening, January 13, 2013.
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She was born on March 7, 1927 in rural Boone County, Iowa the daughter of Albert and Orphia (Harten) Jones.
After graduating from Boone High School, she attended Boone Junior College and nursing training at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. While attending nursing training, Lois cared for polio patients at Blank Children's Hospital.
On April 17, 1948, she married Harold W. Berg at the Lutheran Memorial Church in Des Moines, Iowa.
As an RN, she held various positions in nursing and retired as Director of Nursing and Assistant Administrator at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone where she was a resident the final months of her life, still caring and watching out for fellow patients. Lois was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who made a difference in the lives of those who were placed in her care.
Her parents Orphia and Albert; step-father Charles Stebbeds and brother Keith preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Harold; two sons Keith W. Berg and wife Susan of Ogden, Iowa and Edward A. Berg and wife Kathy of Orient, Iowa; a sister Marval Dillman and husband Vernon of Villa Park, Illinois; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and brothers-in-law Tony Berg of DeKalb, Illinois and Bob Berg and wife Betty of DeMotte, Indiana; nieces and nephews.
Following Lois's wishes, her body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday afternoon, January 19, at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ogden with Pastor Gordon Lundberg officiating.
Friends may call at the Church prior to the service from Noon until the time of service with the family present during that time to greet friends.
Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their gift to the family.
Online condolences may be made to www.starkwelin.com
Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 16, 2013
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