Alfreda C. Berens Merrillville, IN Alfreda C. Berens, age 93, of Towne Centre in Merrillville, IN, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007. Alfreda was a former longtime Hammond, IN resident where she assisted her husband, Dr. Edward Berens, D.D.S. with operating his dental practice. Mrs. Berens was also a former longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and Rosary Society in Hammond. She is survived by her son, Bill (Barbara) Berens of Lakes of the Four Seasons; daughter, Mary JoAnne (John) Harkness of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren: Glen (Cindy) Harkness of Indianapolis, IN, Amy (Brad) Flinders of Dublin, OH, Michelle (Mitch) Lewallen of Phoenix, AZ and Bill (Karen) Berens of O'Fallon, MO; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Florence Berens of Crown Point, IN and Catherine Blakely of Flossmoor, IL; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Edward Berens, D.D.S. In lieu of flowers, contributions to either the SHARE Foundation or Northwest Indiana Habitat would be appreciated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7667 E. 109th Avenue, Winfield, IN with Rev. Joseph V. Murphy celebrating the Mass. She will be taken to church Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Rensselaer, IN. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Winfield Chapel, 10909 Randolph Street, Winfield, IN. (219) 661-2600 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.