Iva G. Berge


Iva Gladys Kratzer Kauffman Berge, 91, Winfield, passed away on Sunday, March 17 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
She was born May 28, 1927, in Penn Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late Ralph John Kratzer and Iva Leona Saorisa Kauffman Kratzer. She was raised by the Kauffman family after the death of her mother in June 1927. She was later adopted in her teenage years by her uncle Donald Glen Kauffman and his wife Bertha Sassaman Kauffman.
In 1947, she married Mark Renn Berge, who retired from the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg and preceded her in death in 1994.

Iva was a graduate of Northumberland High School.
She held various occupations over the years, most recently a long-time house cleaner. She was a devoted Christian and a long-time member of the Winfield Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a faithful supporter of missions.
Iva enjoyed her flower gardens.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Zane L. and Nancy B. Berge of Columbia, Md.; her granddaughter and spouse, Jenna B. and Craig Connors of South Amboy, N.J.; grandson, Mark B. Berge of Columbia, Md.; great-grandson, Harley Mac Connors; one brother, Wilmer J. Kratzer of Middleburg; and two sisters, Myrtle Yerger of Middleburg and Arlene Maurer of Sunbury.
She was preceded in death by her parents and adopted parents; brother, Kermit Kratzer; and two sisters, Reita Loss and Edna Naomi Stuck.

Friends and family will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Winfield Baptist Church, 330 Route 304, Winfield, followed by the funeral at 2, with Pastor Corey Mitchell officiating.
Burial will follow in Shreiner's Cemetery, Selinsgrove.

Contributions in Iva's memory may be made to the Winfield Baptist Church Youth Group or to the Hospice of Evangelical, Lewisburg, PA.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.
Published on March 18, 2019
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3 posts

Jerry & Joanne Heintzelman
Mar 21, 2019
What a great lady !! I spent many nights at her and Mark's house when I was a kid. Many fond memories with Zane and his parents.
Donna Mazur loss
Mar 19, 2019
Prayers and thoughts to the family
Charlotte(Loss) Glena
Mar 19, 2019
So sorry to hear about my aunt Iva she will be missed very much by her family and church she was a wonderful lady