- June 25, 2023
Helen Berry, 84, of Bertram, died Thursday, June 22, 2023, at home. Private family burial has been afforded. Please join us at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, for a celebration gathering at Bertram Township Hall. The family is being cared for by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
Helen is survived by her husband, LeRoy; daughters, Lisa (John Bauer) Berry and LuAnn (Eric Sr.) Case; grandchildren, Cardell, Angelica, Lilyana and Emilee Berry, Steven and Eric Case Jr., Nathan (Kendra) and Megan Bauer; sisters, Betty Ellingson and Phyllis (Gene) DeMean; and grand-dogs, Bogart and Bella.
Helen Marie was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Martelle, daughter of Glen and Mattie (McQuerry) Stabenow. She married her love, LeRoy Berry on Oct. 4, 1963, and they started their family together in Bertram. Helen worked as a beautician, shipping clerk for Cryovac and homemaker. She also volunteered as Treasurer and Sunday School teacher for Bertram United Methodist, Sexton for Campbell Cemetery and other community events.
If there was one word that summed up Helen’s life, it would be organizer. She coordinated the Martelle Class Reunions, Bertram Roast and Toasts, her family reunions, church pot lucks and other events over the years. Helen was a loving mother. She was a good cook who could even cook for a crowd. Helen loved ice cream of all kinds.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Julie Kay Berry; and brother-in-law, Carston Ellingson.
Memorials may be directed to Bertram United Methodist Church.
Please share your support and memories with Helen’s family on her Tribute Wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.