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Kathleen Ann (Albrecht) Berns

May 23, 1945 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Kathleen Berns Obituary

 Kathleen Ann Berns, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on May 23, 1945, in rural Fonda in northwest Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Doris (Madsen) Albrecht. After Arthur’s death from a farm accident, Kathy was raised by her mother and stepfather, Bill Ernst. Kathy was a graduate of Pocahontas High School in Pocahontas and St. Joseph School of Nursing in Nebraska.

On April 8, 1967, Kathy was united in marriage to LaVerne Berns at Sacred Heart Church in Pocahontas. Three children were born to this union. Together they moved across the state often with LaVerne’s work and lived the last 26 years in Manchester.  Kathy worked as a registered nurse, most recently at the Good Neighbor Home. She retired in 2009.

Kathy enjoyed country music, collecting Precious Moments figurines, and taking day trips to the Amana Colonies. She enjoyed decorating, especially for Christmas and was an avid baker and reader. Kathy was member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Joyful Noise Club.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, LaVerne Berns; her children, Steve (Leanne) Berns of West Union, David (Barb) Berns of Ankeny, and John (Bev) Berns of Decorah; three grandchildren, Charlie, Emily, and Mary; four great-grandchildren, Lane, Kyo, Raelynn, and Nico; her sisters, Jan (Ken) Daniel and Mary (Bill) Gruver, and several nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents.

 

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Services

Scripture Service
Thursday
February 29, 2024

2:15 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Thursday
February 29, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Friday
March 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
March 1, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Interment following Mass

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

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