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JoAnn Berberich

JoAnn Berberich

Oct. 6, 1948-July 22, 2014

JoAnn Phyllis (Ryder) Berberich, 65, of Audubon, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Elim Nursing Home in Fargo.

JoAnn, the daughter of David and Evelyn (Schempp) Ryder, was born on October 6, 1948 in Detroit Lakes. She attended country school until the 8th grade and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1966.

JoAnn married Warren Bien and they lived on the east coast for a few years before returning to Detroit Lakes. They later divorced and JoAnn attended Moorhead State University. She was united in marriage to Roger Berberich in 1983.

JoAnn worked the majority of her career at Team Industries, until her retirement in 2007. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, baking, reading and watching NCIS.

JoAnn was always with her constant companion, her dog Scooter. She cherished the time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving JoAnn are her daughter, Dana Berberich of Detroit Lakes; sons, John (Melissa) Bien of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jason (Jessica) Bien of Bismarck, N.D., Lance Berberich of Mill Creek, Wash., Jeremy (Amanda Schaefle) Berberich of Fargo, Charles Berberich of Moorhead and Matthew (Jenna Phengdouangdeth) Berberich of Moorhead; eight grandchildren, Tiffany, Kelsey, Mike, Max, Ben, Natalie, Keira and Murphy; her father, David Ryder of Detroit Lakes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding JoAnn in death were her mother, Evelyn Ryder; husband, Roger (2005); and brother, Paul "Butch" Ryder.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Park, with Fr. Bob LaPlante, celebrant.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 at West-Kjos Funeral Home Detroit Lakes, and one hour prior to Saturday's services at the church.

Interment is in First Lutheran Cemetery, rural Audubon.

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