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Genevieve Clara (Berg) Altenhofen

Apr 26, 2018



Genevieve Clara (Berg) Altenhofen, 101, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Sigourney Health Care Center.

She was born August 5, 1916 near Harper, Iowa to Nicholas & Magdalena (Adam) Berg. On May 10, 1938, Genevieve married Donavon H. Altenhofen at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Harper.

Survivors include eight children: Carole (Paul) Linnenkamp of Perry, Bonnie (Dan) Feigt of Montrose, Colo., Donnie (Lorene) Altenhofen of Eldridge, Johnnie Altenhofen of Cedar Rapids, Debbie (Bob) Lyle of Van Horne, Bob (Cheri) Altenhofen of Keota, Terry (Melanie) Altenhofen of Brighton, Colo. and Randy (Laurie) Altenhofen of Harper; 29 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard (Cleo) Berg of Wellman and Jerome Berg formerly of Sigourney.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donavon; infant son, Larry Altenhofen; daughter-in-law, Jeannie Altenhofen; grandson, Thomas Altenhofen; great-grandson, A.J. Linnenkamp; sister, Marie Merz; and five brothers: Leander, Ivo, Urban, Cletus and infant Lavernon Berg.

Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 27 at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary Catholic Church in Keota. Burial at St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Harper. Visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the church. Wake service at 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Visit www.powellfuneralhomes.com for more information.

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