Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with Rev. William McCarthy & Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com
Alfred was born on Jan. 27, 1922, at rural Remsen, IA the son of Charles & Mary (Jasper) Wilberding. He was raised and educated in the Remsen, IA & St. Killian, MN area. After the 8th grade Alfred stayed home to help on the family farm. He then worked as a carpenter for 3 years.
On Jan. 24, 1950, he married Geraldine Bauer at Maryhill, IA. The couple made their home on a farm north of Marcus where Alfred began farming for himself. In 1984 the couple retired from farming and moved into Remsen. In Sept. 2010 the couple moved to Bavarian Meadows Assisted living in Remsen.
Alfred was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus. Alfred enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing, woodworking, gardening & playing cards.
Preceded in death by, his parents; One brother, Lawrence Wilberding; Two brothers-in-law, Leo Flaherty & Jim O'Meara.
Survivors include: his wife Geraldine of Remsen; One son, Paul Wilberding & his wife Joan of Marcus; One daughter, JoAnn Tentinger & her husband Chuck of Remsen; Eight grandchildren, Matt Wilberding & his wife Ashley of Laramie, WY, Katie Cross & her husband Steve of Denver, CO, Jessica Wilberding of Iowa City; Briana, Abby & Bethany Wilberding of Marcus; Nick Tentinger of Remsen & Amy Tentinger of Omaha, NE; One sister, Helen Flaharty of LeMars; One brother, Ray Wilberding & his wife Peg of Melrose; Four sisters-in-law, Anne Wilberding of Meriden Bernice Dickson & her husband Bill of Carroll, Dorothy O'Meara of Spencer, Alice Speers & her husband Don of Storm Lake; One brother-in-law, Vernon Bauer of Cleghorn.