The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 31, 2013

Etta Goddard-Bergl

DEWITT — July 19, 1935 - Jan. 30, 2013

Etta Goddard-Bergl, 77, formerly of Dixon, Illinois, passed away Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013, at Westwing Place, DeWitt, Iowa.

Cremation rites were accorded. Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt is assisting the family. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Illinois.  A memorial service will be held in the spring, at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, with date and time to be announced by Schultz Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, the American Cancer Society, or the donor’s choice.

Etta was born Etta Mae Goddard, the daughter of William and Helen (Rowson) Goddard, on July 19, 1935, in Clinton, Iowa. She graduated in May of 1953, from Welton High School. In June of 1956, she graduated from Moline Public Hospital with an R.N. degree. She married Leonard Stanley Bergl on September 9, 1967. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1995.

Etta worked as a nurse and loved to travel and read. She had a deep affection for her family and friends, especially the nurses from her graduating class. She easily made friends wherever she went.

Those left to honor her memory include siblings, Jean (Rodney) Passig, Sylvia Collins, Bill (Kathy) Goddard, Ken (Marjorie) Goddard, Chuck (Kay) Goddard, Randy (Cheri) Goddard; and many nieces and nephews.

Etta was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister and brother-in-law, Lu and Dale Campbell; brother-in-law, Richard Collins; and sister-in-law, Mary Goddard.

Condolences may be expressed at

Death date: Jan. 30, 2013

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