Imelda M. Beringer
Imelda M. Beringer of Cascade, Iowa, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 12:10 p.m., peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.
Friends and relatives of Imelda may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friends also may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Services for Imelda will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.
Imelda was born July 20, 1928, in Cascade, Iowa, the daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Curtis) Kedley. She graduated from St. Martin's High School in 1947. On Nov. 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to William Beringer at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, where they remained married for 66 years until her husband's death in 2014. Together, they farmed their entire lives, with the first 10 years of marriage in the Fillmore/Bernard rural areas and then moving to Cascade, where they purchased their family farm for the remaining years of their marriage.
Imelda was a very spiritual person. She believed in the power of prayer and divine intervention. She often would quote to her children the Irish Catholic priest Patrick Peyton, "The family that prays together stays together." Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their many family gatherings.
She was a member of St. Mathias Parish, Cascade Catholic Daughters of the Americas-Our Blessed Mother Court 1926 and Cascade Senior Citizens. She enjoyed playing cards with her neighborhood friends for over 50 years.
She is survived by her eight children, Linda (Ladd) Nachazel of Anamosa, Barbara (Martin) Shafer of Coralville, Edna (Larry) Heiar of La Motte, Bill Beringer Jr. of Cascade, Mary (Dan) Goedken of Petersburg, John (Sheila) Beringer of Cascade, Amy (Rick) Bergfeld of Peosta and Sandra Dotterweich of Monticello; 27 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Teci (Jim) Lehmann of Cascade and Bernice Beringer of Dyersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Beringer, on July 1, 2014; her siblings and their spouses, Paul (Hilda) Kedley, Leanard in infancy, Donald Kedley, Curtis (Mary) Kedley, Mary Carmelita (Marcellus) Westemeiar, Melba (Nickolas) Bertling, Orville Kedley, Orland (Edith) Kedley and Ione (Arnold) Beringer; her father- and mother-in-law, Joseph and Mary Beringer; her brother and sisters-in-law; brothers, Victor (Anna) Beringer, Carl (Alvina) Beringer, Nick Beringer and Arnold (Ione) Beringer; and Odelia (Eldon "Pete") Boffeli.
The family would like to thank Shady Rest Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for their wonderful care of Imelda, and a special thanks to Father Loecke for all of his care and support.
An Imelda M. Beringer memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.