Aloys J. Berns


Aloys J. Berns, 76, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center from Alzheimers disease.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo,  and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Garnavillo.

Al was born March 2, 1937, to Louis and Clara (Harter) Berns on the family farm near Garnavillo.

Al graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1955, farmed with his family and was a trucker for many years. On May 21, 1958, he was united in marriage with Rosemary Bonert at St. Peter and Paul Church in Petersburg. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosie; one daughter, Mary Berns; three sons, Richard Berns, Michael (Cherrie) Berns and Martin (Krista) Berns; three grandchildren, Rachel (Jason) Huber, Ryan (Morgan) Berns, and Jeremiah Berns; one great-grandson, Jayden Huber; and one great-granddaughter on her way; three sisters, Laura Sudmeier,   Mary Lou Krapfl, and Helene Sudmeier; one brother, Louis Berns; brother-in-law, Larry (Sue) Bonert and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, the family has requested that memorials be sent to St. Joseph’s Church, Iowa Hospice or the Guttenberg Care Center.

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