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Harold Berstler


Harold O. Berstler, 100, of Millersburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the English Valley Care Center in North English. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, United Methodist Church, Millersburg, with Pastor Michelle Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Millersburg Cemetery with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be directed to Essence of Life Hospice of Amana in his name.
Harold is survived by his wife, Eulah; two children, Verla Rutherford of North English and Marcia Doehrman (Jay) of Millersburg; two grandsons, Wayne and James Rutherford (Tamara); and three great-grandchildren, Patrick, Brandon and Jayson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth King Berstler; two sisters, Leona Roberts and Beulah Doty; a brother, Merlyn; and two sons, Glenn and Randall.
Harold Oliver Berstler was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Dayton, Iowa, the son of Samuel Berstler and Viola Mae Brawner Berstler. He graduated from Millersburg High School in 1936 and proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Upon his return, Harold and Ruth King were united in marriage on May 21, 1948, in Washington, Iowa. She passed away in 1981. On April 29, 1995, he married Eulah Huff Mantz.
Harold was a farmer for many years. He also ran a repair shop and the Millersburg Skating Rink. He drove a school bus for the Millersburg-Deep River School District.
Harold enjoyed working with wood, gardening and canning. In his later years, he was fortunate to enjoy the experience of an Honor Flight. He was a member of the North English VFW Post 488 and the Millersburg American Legion Post 521.
Online condolences: www.klosterfuneralhome.com.
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