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Paul Berkemann

March 31, 1942 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 75)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Saturday
September 23, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 23, 2017

11:00 AM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Graveside Service
Saturday
September 23, 2017

2:00 PM
Violet Hill Cemetery
1700 Park Street
Perry, IA 50220


Paul Berkemann, 75, of Norwalk, died peacefully Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Regency Care Center in Norwalk.

Visitation will be held Saturday September 23rd at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Services at 11 a.m. September 23rd at O’Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk, with graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.  Memorial donations, to be directed to the family that will be given to the Iowa Chapter of National Hemophilia, will be accepted.

For on-line condolences and to order flowers (from O'Leary's Flowers in Norwalk - no delivery cost) click the "send flowers/condolences" tab on this screen or call (515) 981-0700.

 

Paul's Life Story

Paul was born March 31, 1942 to Fred and Alvoretta (Hunt) Berkemann. He grew up on a farm in Perry, IA and graduated from Perry High School in 1960. He then attended Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee, OK where he earned his degree in drafting and architecture. This is where he met and married D’Anne Williams. They moved to Norwalk, IA in 1962 after accepting a position with Pittsburg Des Moines Steel, which later was named CBI. He enjoyed his work drafting water towers and was a very loyal and hard worker. He held this position for 47 ½ years before retiring.

Paul enjoyed spending time with family, going out to eat, reading, watching NASCAR, classic and antique cars and driving around in his Buick. In 2010 he moved into Regency Assisted Living and enjoyed participating in activities, especially trivia and bingo and was President of the Resident Tenant Council. Paul was also involved with the Iowa Chapter of National Hemophilia for many years.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Paula Cordes of Des Moines, IA and Susan Rainbolt, of Okmulgee, OK; Grandchildren include Mavluda Mavlonazarova, Rachel Rainbolt and Beth Rainbolt; Great grandchildren, Steven, Star and Kenny Roy; Brother David Berkemann, his wife Betty and their two daughters Kenna and Kelly. He will also be missed by extended family, many friends and special caregiver Brandi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, his former wife, and son-in-law Rick Cordes.

The family would like to thank all the kind and loving caregivers at Regency Assisted Living and Care Center, UnityPoint Hospice and Ethel with Visiting Nurses.

 

 

O’Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk is handling arrangements (515) 981-0700

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