|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1931|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 2011|
Joseph Hubert Berens was born July 20, 1931, to Henry and Lorena (Datterl) Berens in Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and attended Boyer Valley #1 Country School through the 8th grade. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from June 30, 1954 to January 29, 1956. After his honorable discharge Joe began his career in Omaha operating heavy equipment at Sweenie & Negus. He retired from there in the late 1990s. Joe moved to Dow City in March of 2003 and then to the assisted living center in Dunlap in 2010.
Joe was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dow City. He was also in the Teamster's Union in Omaha. He enjoyed going to church. He also enjoyed buying and trading cars and pickups.
Joe died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at the Dunlap Nursing & Rehab Center in Dunlap, Iowa at the age of 80 years, three months, and 12 days.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Howard Berens. He is survived by his four siblings, John (Jack) Berens and his wife Darleen of Huntington Beach, CA, Pauline and her husband Don Schmitz of Dedham, IA, Edward Berens of Dunlap, IA, Helen and her husband Roger Houston of Dow City, IA; sister-in-law, Sue Berens of Scottsdale, AZ; and many other relatives and friends..
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 am Saturday, November 5, 2011
St. Patrick's Catholic Church ~ Dunlap, Iowa
Rev. Felix Onuora
Marilyn Grote ~ EveVonne Muff
Honorary Pall Bearers
Marie Berens Lipot ~ Kathleen Houston Hofmann ~ Jackie Berens Barry
Polly Schmitz Bauer ~ Jayne Schmitz Schaben ~ Crystal Schmitz Parks
Brad Berens ~ Jon Berens ~ Joe Houston ~ Mark Schmitz
Alan Schmitz ~ David Schmitz ~ Dan Schmitz - Gary Schmitz Matthew Berens - Paul Berens - Jake Doran ~ Joe Doran
Military Graveside Rites
Dunlap American Legion Post #224
Dow City American Legion Post #444
Final Resting Place
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Obituary & Photo are from the Fouts Funeral Home
Henry Louis Berens (1899 - 1955)
Rena Augusta Datterl Berens (1907 - 2008)
Joseph Hubert Berens (1931 - 2011)
Edward Leonard Berens (1936 - 2015)*
Howard Paul Berens (1938 - 2008)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Darleen Ritchey Berens
Originally Created by: Memories 4 ever
Record added: Nov 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79813343