Highland: Obituaries

Elaine Iberg, 79

Elaine M. Iberg, 79, of Highland died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
Elaine M. Iberg, 79, of Highland died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Elaine M. Iberg, 79, of Highland died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, with the Rev. Will VerDuin, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.

She was born on Dec. 13, 1935 on Deck’s Prairie, northwest of Highland, to Melvin C. and Edna E.M. (Ambuehl) Peter. On July 2, 1955, she married Edward Lloyd Iberg. He passed away on July 31, 2003.

Mrs. Iberg grew up on Deck’s Prairie. She graduated from Highland High School in 1953. After her marriage, she lived north of Highland, on the Iberg family farm.

She worked for Dr. Baumann until her son was born. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital as the “TV Lady” for many years. She worked in Highland Grade School cafeteria for 20 years before retiring this spring.

She was an “old Highlander,” with many generations of her family being from Highland. She was very passionate about the Highland Historical Society and had served as both its secretary and treasurer. She make scrapbooks for her grandchildren and the Highland Historical Society. She liked antiques and collectibles and had an extensive collection of historical memorabilia.

Mrs. Iberg was an avid snow sledder and went sledding on March 1, 2015. She also was part of a pinochle group on that met on Saturday nights.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and the Memorial and Bequest Board for church.

She was also a member of the Highland Garden Club, St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, and she was a “Red Hat” lady.

She was named an adoptive mother for many of her son’s friends.

Survivors include a son, Allen E. (Lori) Iberg of Highland; a grandchild, Kalen Nicole (Blake) Welge of Worthington, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Daisy Lynn and Hank Alan Welge of Worthington, Minn.; and several cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her father, who died on Aug. 17, 1999; and her mother, who died on May 25, 1996.

Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ, the Highland Historical Society or Highland Relay for Life (American Cancer Society).

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