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Ida Berger

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Ida M. Berger age 99 of Nashua died Monday, November 2, 2015, at Cedar Health in Charles City. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church, Nashua with interment in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Tripoli. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Ida Marie Berger was born August 15, 1916, in rural Bremer County, IA, the daughter of Carl and Sophia (Bergmann) Luhring. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Siegel, in rural Bremer County. She was educated in rural country schools. On October 21, 1934, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Readlyn, IA, she married Frederick Berger. To this union two children were born, Kathy and Gary. The couple farmed together for over 40 years moving to Nashua in 1986. Ida loved raising her family on the farm. She had a passion for gardening and was blessed with bountiful harvests from her large garden. Ida also sold Avon Products for over 25 years. The couple loved to dance and enjoyed going to Saturday night dances in many area towns. After Fred died in 1987, Ida did babysitting elder care, and was a Foster Grandparent in the Charles City Schools. She will be remembered by her family as the most loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Crooks of Charles City, one son, Gary (Beverly) Berger of Lakeville, MN; four grandchildren, Linda (Patrick) Croal, Gary (Heather) Berger, Jr., Sharise (Jim) King, Melanie (Joel) Tauscher; ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Bruce Crooks; son-in-law, Larry Crooks and a brother, Clarence Luhring in infancy.

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  1. Aww, this breaks my heart. I used to work at Cedar Health and I took care of little Ida. She was THE sweetest lady I have ever met in my life. I loved coming and seeing her smiling face every single day. She could always make you smile even on your worst day! 🙁 Thoughts are with her family though this difficult time. <3

  2. Ida was a very sweet person. She will be missed. So sorry that we can’t make it this weekend. Sending love and prayers. Doug and Kendra Walker

  3. So sorry for your loss, Ida was a very happy and nice lady. I hadn’t seen her in 35 yrs. But she remembered that I was a drummer in a band. Her and Fred, Larry and Kathy would come listen to us play..God Bless Her life, her journey is over and now gone home to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! RIP!

  4. Kathy, Gary and your family have my deepest sympathy. So many good memories with your family. Your Mom was the sweetest lady. Her laughter and smile made everyone feel Good. Take care. Love to you all. Nancy Irons xxx

  5. Gary & Kathy, We are sorry to hear of Ida’s passing and want to send our condolences to you and the rest of your family. I have to share one of my fondest memories of her when we lived in Plainfield, IA. When our girls were little, they would get so excited the moment they saw Ida’s car driving up our lane. They would start jumping around and clapping their hands saying…. Mom, Mom, the Avon Lady is here !! She would greet them with her warm smile and would ‘always’ give them both a sample of her Avon products which made them feel so special. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and we send you all our love. Dan & Becky Whitney

  6. Your Mom was a kind person who loved everyone she met. We share in grieving the loss of such a wonderful person and pray for God’s peace in her passing. Love you, Arv and Jane

  7. Sorry to hear of Ida’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. She always had a smile for us whenever we saw her.

  8. Kathy and family, You have my deepest sympathy at this sad time. Hold tight to the memories that you have of your Mother. Nancy Foelske


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