February 27, 2014

Alberta Birdie Berndt, 96, of Carroll, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Carroll Health Center in Carroll.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Organist for the funeral will be Jan Hoff, and soloist will be Marv Toft singing "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" The congregation will sing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Casket bearers will be Arlo Buck, Dennis Corcoran, Richard Janning, Judy Haubrich, Larry Hunter and Joe O'Leary. Honorary casket bearers will be the entire staff of Carroll Health Center including Raspberry. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Nov. 6, 1917, at Denison, Iowa, she was a daughter of Gus and Carolina ( Ells ) Carlson. She grew up in Denison and graduated from Denison High School. She was married to Raymond Berndt on April 16, 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison by Pastor Carl Schmidt.

Birdie was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll. Birdie loved and lived her God-given life.

Birdie is survived by a daughter Donna Rae Jones and her husband Randall of Urbandale, Iowa; and one grandson Jeff Jones of Des Moines, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond in January 2012, sisters Dinah Luvaas and Julia O'Leary, and a brother Ells Carlson.