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Henry "Hank" Orrin Berry

November 30, 1937 ~ February 23, 2018 (age 80)

Henry “Hank” Berry, age 80, died peacefully at home on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Visitation with the family will be 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at O’Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk, burial will be in the Norwalk Cemetery. 

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Hank's Life Story

Henry “Hank” Berry, the son of William J. and Leatha M. (Coon) Berry was born on November 30, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa.  He graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1956.  Following school he drove a milk truck and then worked at Honeger Feed.  He worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation March 1, 1966, retiring March 27, 1997.  During this time he worked as a Concrete Lab Inspector.  Hank was a volunteer Fire and Rescue with the Norwalk Fire Department for many years.  He was a 50 year member of the Norwalk Chapter of the Masonic Lodge.  Hank was a Scout Leader with the local Norwalk Cub and Boy Scout Troops.

Hank married his high school sweetheart June Terry on June 1, 1957 at the Norwalk Methodist Church.  To this union they had six children, Shelia, Jeff, Karolyn, Danny, Tim, and Jay.  Together they made their home in Norwalk.   After retirement they enjoyed 17 years for traveling to Arizona during the Winter.

Hank is survived by his wife, June of Norwalk; his children, Shelia (Doug) Clement of New Virginia, Jeff (Janet) of Martensdale, Danny (Alicia) of Norwalk, Tim (Mona) of New Virginia, and Jay (Bernie) of Norwalk; a son-in-law, Mike Pagel of Waukee; his brothers, Donald (Isabel), Richard “Pete” (Kay), Cecil; the light of his life, Sophia "buckwheat"; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karolyn Pagel; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Berry; two sisters, Audrey and Doris; and a sister-in-law, Margaret.

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