FORT BRANCH, Ind.
— Ida Berger Gleim, 96, of Ft. Branch, Indiana,
passed away on Friday April 24, 2009,
at River Oaks Health Campus, Princeton, Indiana.
Ida was born on February 13, 1913
at her rural Ft.Branch
home. Her parents were John G. and Elisabeth (Sollman) Berger.
She graduated from Ft.BranchHigh School and earned her
bachelor's degree from EvansvilleCollege.
She taught home economics and biology for many years at Ft.BranchHigh School.
Her positive influence on her students over the years was well-known throughout
Ida traveled frequently and often participated in summer tours sponsored by EvansvilleCollege, during one of which she
met her future husband, Chester Gleim. They were married from August 7, 1965 until Chester's
death in 1996.
She was a life-long member of St. Paul's
United Church of Christ, Ft. Branch, Indiana.
In addition to her husband, Ida was preceded in death by her parents, her
two older sisters, Frieda Berger and Olga Berger Emerson, and her grand niece,
Ida is survived by her nieces, Myra Emerson (husband, David Reed) of Chapel
Hill, N.C., and Engrid Emerson
Vaughan of Oxford, Ohio,
and by her nephew, Quentin Emerson M.D. of Owensville,
Ind. She is also survived by eight grand
nieces and nephews and ten great-grand nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Sunday at Stodghill Funeral Home, Hwy. 168, Ft.Branch.
Memorial and burial services will be held at today, April 27, at St. Paul's
UCC, east of Ft.Branch
on Hwy. 168.