Charlene Newberg Obituary

Charlene B. Newberg
Charlene B. Newberg
Charlene B. Newberg

February 18, 1925 - October 18, 2007
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Charlene Newberg, 82, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007.

Charlene was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 18, 1925 to Floyd and Vera Burgess.

She graduated from Roosevelt High School and Drake University, where she was selected by Dutch Regan as a Drake Beauty. She was an elementary school teacher in West Des Moines for a few years.

Charlene was a member of the First Christian Church in Des Moines, IA from birth to death, Kappa Alpha Theta, Chapter GY of PEO, Fort Des Moines Questors, Des Moines Golf and Country Club and High Rollers Investment Club. Interests include bridge, the Drake Diner, needlepoint, her church, people and The Reserve on Walnut Creek.

Charlene is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert E. Newberg, daughters Jane Newberg Carberry (Steve) of Urbandale, Susan Newberg Lykken of West Des Moines and son R. Eric Newberg (Lori) of Shawnee, KS, sister Eileen Burgess Gardner (Walter) Burlington, NC, eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Iles Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 23 at 10:30 AM at the First Christian Church in Des Moines, IA, with the Reverend Dr. Timothy Diebel officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, IA.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Christian Church Endowment Fund.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, October 22, 2007
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Christian Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
10:30 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tuesday, October 23, 2007