Iva was born in Petaluma, California on June 18, 1920. She passed peacefully on July 27, 2012 with her loving husband John, sister Vernece Berri and caregiver La by her side.
Iva was part of the graduating class at Petaluma High, 1939. After high school she attended business college in San Francisco. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank for over 40 years where she met her husband John Hetzel. They were married for over 26 years. She also was a member of the Golden Gate Chaper #1 OES.
Iva was the third daughter of Lindo and Angelina Berri. Iva rests in peace with her late sister; Florinda Castiglioni and Olga Palmini. She is survived by her husband John Hetzel, loving younger sister Vernece Berri, her nephews and nieces; George and Susie Raymond, Bill and Sandy Palmini and Geoff and Debra Major. She was also the proud Great Aunt of Will and Suzanne, Angelina and Justin, John David, Danielle and Gabe, Nadine, George II and Sarah, Desaree and Dale. She was the Great Great Aunt to young Curtis, Weston, Wade, Caden, Rocco, Lucca Donovan and Channing. Her family will miss her and remember her generosity, and delight in celebrations.
Memorial Service was held Tuesday, July 31, 2012. at the Chapel of the Chimes, 2601 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA.
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from August 2 to September 1, 2012