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Catherine Elaine Berger
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Israel Family Hospice or Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.
  • Isreal Family Hospice House
    400 South Dakota
    Ames, IA 50010

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“My deepest condolences to your family during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: MJH - Mount Holly, NC

“Rest In Peace Cathy! ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce McCutcheon - Eldridge, IA

“Dear Berger Family,I just learned of Kathy's passing today. Please accept our deepest condolences to your family. Kathy was the secretary at the "old...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce McCutcheon - Eldridge, IA

“Please except my sincere condolences. May this tract bring comfort to your family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: - Brooklyn, NY

“My family and I send our condolences for your loss. As you endure this difficult time of sorrow, please turn to the Most High God for strength and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Heaven gained a true Angel and we will miss Cathy so much. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jean Jesse - Ames, IA - Friend

“What a wonderfully kind and pleasant woman! Rest in Peace Cathy. Thanks for the many good memories of the time our families spent together. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Mel Hennemann - springfield, MO

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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.