Funeral services for Beth E. Sjoberg, 88, of Aurelia, were held on Oct. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Also officiating was Pastor Bruce Rapp of the First Congregational Church in Aurelia. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia, with Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia in charge of funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Beth Elaine Pedersen was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Alta, the daughter of Edward and Mary Anna (Joergensen) Pedersen. Beth attended school and graduated from the Fairview School in 1938. She worked as a nursery school teacher in Minneapolis, Minn., and at the Munitions plant in Des Moines during WWII. On June 1, 1947 Beth married Chester Gilbert Sjoberg in Alta. She was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Beth died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia, where she had been a resident for four years.
Preceding Beth in death were her parents; her husband Chet, on July 17, 1999; one brother, Murray Pedersen, and one sister, Jessamae Palmer.
Survivors include one son, John Sjoberg and his partner Jean Hagen of Iowa City; one daughter, Jane and her husband Richard George of Libertyville, Ill.; one grandson, Justin and his wife Nicol' George of Gurnee, Ill.; one great-granddaughter, Kyra George, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.