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Berla Jean Edsill, 68, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Berla was born June 22, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa to Charles and Anna (Renfrow) Gander. She retired from Windsor Windows and Doors. Berla was very active at Capitol Hill Christian Church where she was a member of the Diaconate and the Christian Women’s Fellowship, and attended mission trips. Berla loved her grandchildren and enjoyed supporting them in all their activities. She was an Iowa State fan, especially basketball, and liked reading in her spare time.

Berla is survived by her children, Chris (Marianne) Edsill, Hollie (Brian) Lawry, and Erica (Tim) Voll; grandchildren, Andy, Ellery, Emily, Alex, Davis, Matthew and Aeryn; great-grandchildren, OIiver and Olivia; brothers, Jim (Vickie) Gander and Chuck Gander; sisters-in-law, Vicky (Wayne) Busma and Andi Olsson; and brother-in-law, Danny (Becky) Edsill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edsill; parents, Charles and Anna Gander; brother, Terry Gander; and sister-in-law, Dianne Stoner.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 at Capitol Hill Christian Church, 3322 E 25th Street, Des Moines. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday, January 14 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.

Contributions may be directed to Capitol Hill Christian Church and/or Taylor House Hospice in loving memory of Berla.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Sunday, January 13, 2019
4:00 to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Monday, January 14, 2019
11:00 am
Capitol Hill Christian Church
3322 E 25th Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Monday, January 14, 2019
12:30 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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