Robert Bergner, 78, of Remsen, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home in Remsen.
Bob was born Nov. 30, 1931, at Remsen, the son of Chester and Margaret (Kobberman) Bergner. Bob was raised in Remsen. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1951.
Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 19, 1953. He served in the Korean War from 1952-1954 and was honorably discharged Dec. 30, 1954.
On Nov. 12, 1956, he married Anna Marie Gerst at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.
Bob worked various jobs through out his life, farming the family farm, Community Co-op and Bituminous Asphalt Co., both of Remsen, and Grudman-Hirks Construction where he helped build houses and the Remsen Union High School.
After leaving that career he and his father owned and operated Bergner Trucking where they transported livestock.
Robert was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Ann of Remsen; one sister, Marjorie Gengler Reinert and her husband Melvin of Quimby; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Ludwig and his wife Alice of Alton, and John Johnson of Richlands, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Janice Cole and her husband, Bob, of Spotslvania, Va.; several cousins, nieces, nephews; caretakers and special friends, Patti Colling of Sioux City, and Jessica Kelley and her daughter, Socorra, both of Sioux City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Chester Bergner Jr. and his wife Doris (Harpenau); one brother-in-law, Ray Gengler; his mother and father-in-law, Chris and Hilda Gerst; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Ludwig, Beverly Johnson, and Edythe Scoblic and her husband John; and two nieces, Ann Scoblic and Kristy Ludwig.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen, with graveside military honors conducted by V.F.W. Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., and vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.