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Berdina Ann Emmert (Balzer)

June 10, 1928 - December 18, 2020

The family plans to have a memorial at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in Berdina’s name to: Beverly & Jean-Luc Terrien Ministry, http://www.worldoutreach.org/470, Samaritan’s Purse, https://www.samaritanspurse.org, or Prison Fellowship, https://www.prisonfellowship.org.

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Berdina Ann Emmert, 92, of Albany, Oregon passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. She was born on June 10, 1928 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Lydia (Deckert) and Peter W. Balzer. She became a Christian in high school and was baptized at the Delft Mennonite Brethren church in Delft, Minnesota.

After high school, she attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska where she met her future husband, Donald Ray Emmert, from Sweet Home, Oregon. They were married June 28, 1951. They later moved to Monroe, Washington where Donald was a pastor and then to Goshen, Indiana for several years. They moved to Sweet Home in 1964 with a brief two-year stay in Peoria, Arizona. They recently moved to Albany.

Berdina loved listening to classical music and reading.

Berdina had three children: Beverly, Ron, and Dean. In addition to being a dedicated wife, homemaker, and loving mother, Berdina also served in church activities throughout her entire life. She had many fond memories of teaching pre-K Sunday School and was involved in many church activities for many years. She held an unwavering faith in God.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Emmert, of Albany; her three children, Beverly Terrien of Evry, France, Ron Emmert of Albany, and Dean Emmert of Eureka, Missouri; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her brother, Ray Balzer, and sister, Delora Ewert.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, at Gilliland Cemetery.

The family plans to have a memorial at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in Berdina’s name to: Beverly & Jean-Luc Terrien Ministry, http://www.worldoutreach.org/470, Samaritan’s Purse, https://www.samaritanspurse.org, or Prison Fellowship, https://www.prisonfellowship.org.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.