She was the adopted daughter of Miss Louise Berg, living in the north part of town, and was a young lady who had a large circle of friends. Her untimely death was a shock to our people. She was about eighteen years of age.
Funeral services were held at St. Edward Catholic church Monday at 10 a.m. and the services were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.
She graduated from St. Edward Parochial School in June 1920, after which she took a course in stenography and at the time of her death was employed as stenographer in the office of the Sta-Rite Roofing Mfg. Co. of Lowell.
She was of a quiet happy disposition, and devoted to her home, friends, and religion. She wished nothing more than to be of service to others and was loved and respected by all with whom she came in contact in her daily life. Her true Christian character made of her a good friend and a model of young womanhood.
She passed away on December 6, 1923, at the age of 18 years, 27 days. She leaves to mourn the loss of her, her foster-mother, Miss Louise Berg, an aunt, Mrs. Mary Weber, of Chicago, an uncle, B.H. Berg, of Hammond, and many other relatives and friends by whom the loss will be keenly felt.
Funeral services, which were largely attended, were conducted at St. Edward church on Monday, December 10, 1923, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Father Ryder officiating at Requiem High mass.
George Beckman, Justin Viant, Florian Heiser, David Bruckman, Jr., William King and Walter Carlin acted as pall-bearers. Louise Beckman, Mayme Schuetz, Anna Carlin, Margaret Dodd, Maurine Schmal and Virginia Berg, members of the young Ladies Society, of which the deceased was a faithful member, acted as honorary pall-bearers. Interment in St. Edward cemetery.
Card of Thanks: We wish to thank Rev. Father Ryder and our friends and neighbors for their consoling words of sympathy, and kindness; also the choir; those who furnished the use of their cars, those who acted as pall-bearers and honorary pall-bearers, and those who sent such beautiful floral offerings, for our dear daughter and niece, Catherine Jockes Berg. Their kindness will ever be remembered and cherished by us. Signed:
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