OBITUARY ~ ILA INGRID (LIND) BERGST GRIMM CREGEEN
April 15, 1928 ~ January 23, 2012
Ila CREGEEN, 83, of Creston, died, Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Burial will be
held in the Diagonal Cemetery. There will be no public service or visitation held at this time. Memorials are to be
established. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of www.powerfh.com.
Ila Ingrid Cregeen, daughter of Inga (ERICKSON) and Gunner
LIND was born on April 15, 1928 in Jamestown, ND. She
attended Berkeley area Community Schools. On October 14, 1951 Ila was united in marriage to George BERGST in Berkeley,
CA. Ila began working for Bell Telephone as a telephone switch operator. Later in 1969 Ila and George divorced. On
October 31, 1970 Ila was united in marriage to Al GRIMM, they divorced in 1973. Ila continued her career as an operator
for a total of 36 years. On February 12, 1977 Ila was united in marriage to Richard CREGEEN in Menlo Park, CA. Ila also
worked at California Microwave for nine years. In 1995 Ila moved to Creston. Ila was a member of the First Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ) and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Ila is survived by two daughter, Karen (husband Shermann)
FETZER of Alvin, TX and Anne (husband Terry) HIGBEE of Campbell, CA; a son, Michael (wife Cheri) BERGST of Colorado
Springs, CO and seven grandchildren.
Ila was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Richard.
Powers Funeral Home of Creston, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
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