OBITUARY ~ MARY (BERG) HONNOLD
June 27, 1921 ~ March 18, 2012
Mary Elizabeth HONNOLD, 90, of Iowa City, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital in
Mary was born June 27, 1921 in Clearfield, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Gustav BERG and Dolly STAMPER BERG. She graduated
from Clearfield High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1938. She attended Creston Junior College for two years and
the University of Iowa for one year.
Mary served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II. She was a radio
operator in the signal corps attaining a Corporal T-5 rank.
Mary was united in marriage to Charles Arthur HONNOLD on
June 12, 1942 in Creston, Iowa.
She enjoyed music, both piano and vocal, and was an avid reader. Mary served as a
volunteer at the patient library at the University of Iowa Hospital and was also a patient advocate at the Veterans
Hospital, both in Iowa City.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Charles HONNOLD of Iowa City, Iowa and Mark (Lois) HONNOLD of Kimberling City, MO; a
daughter Mary Christina (Stephen) YUNKER of Maui, HI; six grandchildren Jeff HONNOLD of Pittsburg, PA, Erik Christopher
(Linda) YUNKER of Mesa, AZ, Brent (Amanda) HONNOLD of Nevada, IA, Julia MALDONADO of Wood Village, OR, James YUNKER of
Makawao, HI and Christina YUNKER of San Francisco, CA; and five great grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Charles Arthur HONNOLD; and a sister Louise MOGCK.
Memorials may be contributed to the University of Iowa Foundation in Mary's name.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 21, at 11:00 a.m., Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield, Iowa.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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