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Jeris J. VanDenBerge

Nov. 1, 1953 - June 25, 2007

NEW LONDON -- Jeris Joy VanDenBerge, 53, of New London died Monday at her home in New London.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Irving Lutheran Church in rural Hawick. A private burial will follow the service.

Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home of New London.

She was born Nov. 1, 1953, in Westbrook to Oscar and Ruth (Lacht) Christensen. She grew up in Storden. In 1971, she graduated from Storden High School.

She married Larry Prentice on June 5, 1971. They moved to Hawick in 1973. She worked at the Hillcrest Café as a waitress and cook.

She married Stanley VanDenBerge in January 1989 in Reno, Nev. They lived in Delta Junction, Alaska. In 2002 they moved to Grand Junction, Colo. This year they moved to New London to be closer to her sons.

She is survived by her husband; sons: Joshua (and Cheryl) Prentice of Belgrade, James (and Kim) Prentice of Belgrade; her mother of Windom; seven grandchildren; sisters: Judy (and Larry) Schauer of Storden, Jane (and Steve) Dane of Windom, Janice (and Lynn) Saleta of Windom, Joan Espelien of Spicer, Jolene (and Fred) Fidler of Edgewater, Joyce Hanish of Windom and Joette Buss of Windom.

She was preceded in death by her father.