Berneda V. Thede, 97

Berneda V. Thede, 97, of Gladbrook, IA passed away Monday. October 7, 2013, at Westbrook Acres, in Gladbrook. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Peace United Church of Christ, in Gladbrook. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Gladbrook Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Gladbrook. Interment will be at Crystal Cemetery, in rural Gladbrook. A memorial has been established in her name. Online condolences may be sent to

Berneda was born to Henry and Ella (Ladehoff) Paustian on February 17, 1916, in rural Tama County. She was educated in the rural Tama County schools. Berneda was united in marriage to Lester Thede on March 17, 1937, in Waterloo, IA. He died June 23, 1971. She was a homemaker. Berneda was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ where she was involved in Womens Guild formerly serving as the President. She was also a member of the Gladbrook Food Pantry. Berneda loved quilting, canning, and baking. She enjoyed nature and her bird houses.

Berneda will be missed by two daughters; Ardella (Don) Geerdes of Wellsburg, IA, Vivian (Stanley) Berthusen of Warsaw, IN, a grandson, Andrew (Chie) Berthusen of Chicago, IL, a great-granddaughter, Nari Berthusen, a sister, Lorraine Starck of Garwin, IA, and a brother, Lowell Paustian of Traer, IA She was preceded in death by two sisters; Zelda Storjohann, Darlene Lantz, and her step father, Alfred Plett.