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Vicki L. Van Berkum

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vicki L. Van Berkum, 61, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 1, 2012, at her home in Le Mars.

Vicki Lee Van Berkum was born Jan. 23, 1951 in Hull, the daughter of Herman and Johanna Vander Vegte. She graduated from Western Christian High School in Hull. Vicki furthered her education at Western Iowa Technical Community College in Sioux City.

On July 2, 1970 Vicki and Arlyn Van Berkum were united in marriage in Elk Point, S.D.

Vicki enjoyed nature and animals. Her hobbies included gardening, crocheting, and bird watching. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Arlyn of Le Mars; her daughters, Wendy Payer and her husband, Tom, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Megan Wissmueller and her husband, Eric, of Milwaukee, Wis.; her son, Andy, of Le Mars; four grandchildren, Jacob and Johannah Payer and Atticus and Laurelyne Wissmueller; sisters, Sue Van Zantan of Durango, Colo., Kay Moss of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Edie Pfaff and her husband, Howard, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Lynn Koele and her husband Ed, of Hull; a brother, Harold Vander Vegte and his wife Leona of Hull.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Carol; and a brother-in-law, Alvin Moss.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. to greet friends.

Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Memorials may be directed to: National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190-5362 (www.nwf.org)

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