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Rena Augusta Datterl Berens
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1907
Dow City
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 2008
Dunlap
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

!Rena was born in Dow City, Iowa. When she was 10 or 11 years old she, her mother and father and one brother moved to Weldon, Texas, where her mother died when Rena was 12 years old. She and the family returned to Crawford Co., Iowa and she and her father worked for Mr. & Mrs. Plato Dunham. She remained there until she met and married Henry Berens.

Obituary
Rena Augusta (Datterl) Berens passed away at the Dunlap Care Center, in Dunlap Iowa Friday July 25th at the age of 100 years old. She was born Nov 25th, 1907 near Dow City, IA to John and Lucy Annette (Robinson) Datterl. She attended country school in the Paradise Twp. area. When she was about 10 years old, she, her mother and father and one brother John, moved to Weldon, Texas, where her mother died when Rena was 12 years old. Rena and the family returned to Crawford Co., Iowa after the death of her mother, where she and her father worked for Mr. & Mrs. Plato Dunham of Dunlap. She married Henry L. Berens, September 10, 1928 at St. Patricks Church in Dunlap. The couple was blessed with six children. They lived on their farm in Boyer Twp., Crawford Co. for their full married life until Henry passed away in 1955. After Henry's death, Rena and two of her children moved into the town of Dunlap.

Rena was preceded in death by her husband Henry L.Berens, a son Howard P.Berens and a grandson Howard Michael Berens also a sister Stella Mae Gorden of Lake City, IA and two brothers, Andrew and John Datterl both of Dunlap. She is survived by three sons; John (Jack) & wife Darleen of Huntington Beach, CA; Joe Berens of Dow City, IA, Ed Berens & wife Meridel of Dunlap, IA; & two daughters Pauline & husband Don Schmitz of Dedham, IA; & Helen & husband Roger Houston of Dow City, IA.; 16 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 am Wednesday, July 30, 2008
St. Patrick's Catholic Church ~ Dunlap, Iowa

Celebrants
Rev. Don Slavin, Rev. James Kleffman &
Deacon Marvin Klein

Musicians
Marilyn Grote & Kayla Schmitz

Pall Bearers
Mark Schmitz ~ Gary Schmitz ~ Joe Houston
Alan Schmitz ~ Jayne Schmitz Schaben ~ Kathleen Houston Hofmann - David Schmitz ~ Crystal Schmitz Parkis ~ Marie Berens Lipot - Danny Schmitz ~ Jon Berens ~ Matt Berens
Polly Schmitz ~ Brad Berens ~ Paul Berens - Jackie Berens Barry

Final Resting Place
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Dunlap, Iowa

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Datterl (1858 - 1932)
  Lucy Annette Robinson Datterl (1870 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Louis Berens (1899 - 1955)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Hubert Berens (1931 - 2011)*
  Edward Leonard Berens (1936 - 2015)*
  Howard Paul Berens (1938 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Stella Mae Datterl Gorden (1894 - 1982)*
  Andrew Holt Datterl (1898 - 1978)*
  John Edward Datterl (1904 - 1980)*
  Rena Augusta Datterl Berens (1907 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Dunlap
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36128739
Rena Augusta <i>Datterl</i> Berens
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Rena Augusta <i>Datterl</i> Berens
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