Obituaries » Catherine Elaine Berger
April 17, 1949 - December 21, 2017
December 28, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
December 29, 2017
Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart
510 East 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50021
catherine Berger, 68, of Huxley passed away December 21, 2017 at Israel House Hospice in Ames.
A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 29th at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.
Catherine was born April 17, 1949 in Cuero, Texas to Bernie and Mardelle Arnold. She graduated from High School there in 1967. April 12, 1969, she married Jerry Berger. They made their home in Bettendorf, Iowa where they raised their 2 children.
She worked for the Bettendorf Community School District until her retirement, and then moved to Huxley, Iowa.
Her passions were her grandchildren—she loved to be their biggest fan at their ball games. She also enjoyed going on cruises and making memory books.
Catherine is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jerry; children Jerry Jr. (Marcia) Berger of Colorado and Crystal (Randy) Reinertson of Huxley; 6 grandchildren, Kai Reinertson, Kade Reinertson, Madison Berger, Mason Berger, Alec Arnold, and Evan Arnold; and a sister Debbie Arnold of Cuero, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Michael Arnold and John Arnold.
The family would like to give special thank you to the caring staff of Israel House Hospice in Ames.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Israel Family Hospice or Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.