Bernadine Ida (Tordoff) Daleske

June 12, 1918 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 102)


Bernadine Daleske, 102, of Eldora, Iowa passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Eldora Specialty Care Facility located in Eldora, IA. 

Funeral services for Bernadine will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located at 1105 Washington Street, Eldora, IA 50627.  Pastor Aaron Hambleton will be officiating the service.  Public visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home located at 905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627 and also one hour prior to the service.  Following services, Bernadine will be laid to rest at East Lawn Cemetery in Eldora.  Memorial contributions may be directed in Bernadine’s name to her family which will be later designated elsewhere.  For further information or to leave a condolence please visit  Creps-Abels Funeral Home is caring for Bernadine and her family.

Bernadine Ida Tordoff was born on June 12, 1918 in Alden, Iowa, the daughter of Edward James Sr. and Jessie Ida (Moore) Tordoff.  She was raised and educated in the Hardin county school district, where she graduated from Owasa High School.  Following graduation, Bernadine went onto study one year at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. 

On October 24, 1940, Bernadine was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ernest Hans William Daleske in Eldora, Iowa.  She taught at a rural school for three years and helped Ernest on the farm until 1963.  The couple decided to move to Eldora in 1963 and that’s when Bernadine started working for Dr. Rogers office as a Medical Office Assistant.  She dedicated 24 years of her working years in the medical field.  Bernadine was a proud member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora and was extremely active with all the different church activities.

Left to cherish her memory are siblings: Merlin Peterson, Harlan "John" Peterson, Robert Peterson and Patti Neilsen; numerous nieces and nephews as well as her many friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Daleske; parents: Edward Sr. and Jessie Torodoff; siblings: Everett Tordoff, Edward Tordoff, Melvin Peterson, Delano Peterson, Adeline Blatchley and Carol Carr.

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May 18, 2021

5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Creps Chapel
905 Edgington Avenue
Eldora, IA 50627

May 19, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora

Funeral Service
May 19, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora

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