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Mary DeBerg

October 23, 1926 — May 14, 2019

Grundy Center

Mary Gertrude DeBerg, age 92 of Grundy Center, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Creekside Living in Grundy Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Orchard Hill Church in Grundy Center with burial following at Lincoln Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday at Abels Funeral and Cremation Service – Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center and will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Mary was born on October 23, 1926 in Colfax Township, the daughter of Harm and Annie (Buskohl) Groote. She was united in marriage with Herman Edward DeBerg on June 21, 1949 at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. To this union four children were born.

Herman and Mary worked side by side on the farm for many years. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, playing cards and dominos, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Mary loved to attend her grandchildren’s events and even a simple phone call from them could brighten her day. She enjoyed family gatherings where she was able to cook and provide a meal for all to share. Her family truly meant the world to her.

Mary was a member of Lincoln Center Church, Sunshine Circle, Dorcas and Ladies Fellowship.

She is survived by her four children, Duane (Wanda) DeBerg of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Leanne (Dave) Kilker of Green Mountain, Iowa, Darlene (Larry) DeVries of Newhall, Iowa and Alan (Carrie) DeBerg of Dike, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 8 step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman; five brothers, one in infancy, Benjamin, Ernest, Roy and Herman Groote; one grandson, Nathaniel in infancy.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 17, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel

509 4th St, Grundy Center, IA 50638

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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