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Rudella VonBerge, 100, of Glencoe

Rudella VonBerge
Rudella Anna (Hoernemann) VonBerge, 100, of Glencoe, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Monday, August. 31, 2015 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 
Funeral services were held Thursday,  Sept. 3, at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with the Revs. Brian Brosz and Joseph Clay officiating. Special music was Ray Von Berge’s song to Rudella, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” A duet of Emalee Smith and Jeffrey Zander performed “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” and “Beyond the Sunset.”
 
Honorary casket bearers were Michael Hoernemann, Steven Hoernemann, Travis Oltmann and Curtis Sauter. Interment was at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
 
Rudella Anna (Hoernemann) VonBerge was born May 4, 1915, in Bergen Township, McLeod County, near Plato. She was the daughter of Peter and Katherine (Feltmann) Hoernemann. She was baptized as an infant on May 23, 1915, at her home, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 24, 1929, by the Rev. E.U. Church (Frieden’s United Church of Christ) in rural Norwood Young America. She received her education at a country school near Plato.
 
On June 6, 1939, she was united in marriage to Ray VonBerge by the Rev. E.U. Hafermann at County Line Church (Frieden’s United Church of Christ) in rural Norwood Young America. In 1953, they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. In March 2012, Mrs. VonBerge returned to Glencoe, and in April became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care. She and her husband shared 66 years of marriage before he died on Feb. 4, 2006.
 
In addition to being a loving wife and homemaker, Mrs. VonBerge did sewing, mending and house sitting for others. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
Rudella and Ray VonBerge were very happy in Colorado Springs, where they loved spending time with friends. Mrs. VonBerge enjoyed getting mail and talking on the phone. She was a great seamstress, loved to quilt, travel and provide other women with her beautician talents. She especially cherished the time spent with family and friends. 
 
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Geraldine Hoernemann of Lester Prairie; nieces and nephews, Barbara Halloran, Brenda Sauter, Lona Oltmann, Wendy Anderson, Steven Hoernemann, Sue Ann Fynewever, Michael Hoernemann, Dorothy Ittel, Leroy VonBerge, Harold VonBerge, Marlene Kroells and Ray Graupmann; other relatives and many friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Katherine Hoernemann; husband, Ray VonBerge; four brothers, Earl (Elda) Hoernemann, Marvin Hoernemann, Elmer Hoernemann and Orville (Myra) Hoernemann; and nieces, Carol Heuer, Helen Dettmann and Lois Majestic. 
 
Memorials are preferred to Deacons Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 219 East Bijou St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1392, or Allina Hospice, 211 Freemont Ave. SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350. 
 
Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.