Carol M. Bergin, 73, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Carol Maxine Bergin was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Remsen, the daughter of Carl and Nora (Mohning) Kohler. She graduated from Remsen Public High School. Following high school, Carol moved to Pasadena, Calif., where she worked as a telephone operator. She returned to the area to care for her mother who was in poor health.
On Aug. 7, 1958, Carol and Edward Bergin Jr. were united in marriage in Remsen. The couple made their home in Le Mars. Carol was a homemaker in the early years and later worked at Sweet 16 Lanes bowling alley. She also worked at Wal-Mart for five years.
Carol was a member of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served for 25 years as the secretary for the Eagles Club Auxiliary.
She enjoyed bowling, fishing, card playing and the joy of being a grandmother. She and Ed traveled extensively in their retirement and Carol was the "navigator" that guided them on their travels. Her family will always remember the meals she prepared, and even though they will try, they know they will never be able to duplicate that "something special" she put into her dishes.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Edward "Red" Bergin Jr. of Le Mars; a son, Paul Bergin and his wife, Fran of Le Mars, a son Patrick Bergin and his wife, Peg of Knoxville, Tenn., and a daughter, Mary Nielsen and her husband Ronald of Fairfield, Calif.; five grandchildren, Brandon, Miles and Shawn Bergin, Zachary and Tanner Nielsen; a brother, Kenneth Kohler and his wife, Connie of Remsen; and an uncle Stan Mohning and his wife, Blanche of Le Mars.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister-in-law Kathleen Harnack.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Rev. Dean Goebel will officiate. A family burial service will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars at a later date. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The family will be present from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled for 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.
Pallbearers will be Frank Harnack, Michael Jorgenson, Ron Groepper, Steve Linney, Dean Mohning, and Jack Shea.