Osmond Berry Jr.
Osmond “Ozzie” R. Berry Jr., 81, of Ely, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services were held Sept. 29, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, near Ely.
Osmond was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Linn County, the son of Osmond and Florence (McGowan) Berry. He married Barbara Hartley on April 25, 1950, in Cedar Rapids. Ozzie worked for Iowa Steel and Iron Works for over 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, mushrooming, gardening, making ice cream and the time spent with his family, especially the grandkids and great-grandkids.
Ozzie is survived by his wife, Barb; daughters, Judy (James Sr.) Serbousek and Janet Berry; daughter-in-law, Lori Berry; seven grandchildren, Jason (Donelle) Mullin, James (Lara) Serbousek, Jaydon (Flory) Serbousek, Jeri (Casey) Holst, Ryan (Amy) Barta, Mathew (Nicole) Berry and Michael Boyens; 11 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mildred Hartley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Lavonda) Barnhart, Linda (Darrell) Flinn, Tom (Sue) Hartley and Alan ( Becky Williams) Glad; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Michael Berry on March 26, 1999; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine Barnhart, Charolette (Bud) Reinheimer and Caroline (Donald) Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ely Fire Department.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.