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Darline L. Bergmeier

Passed away: June 15, 2011
Funeral Home: Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel

Darline L. Bergmeier, 83 years of age, of Beatrice, formerly of DeWitt, NE. passed away at the Beatrice Manor Care Center Wednesday morning, June 15, 2011. She was born on March 2, 1928 in Beatrice to Martin and Hulda (Brandt) Scherling. Darline was a 1946 graduate of DeWitt High School and attended Fairbury Junior College in Fairbury, NE. and Concordia College in Seward, NE. She and Gaylord Bergmeier were married on October 29, 1950 in Plymouth, NE. She had lived in the DeWitt and Plymouth areas her entire life until moving into Beatrice in 2004. Darlene was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt, the Patience & Hope Circle, had taught Sunday School, and had also attended St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice; member of the American Legion and Eagle Club Auxiliaries in Beatrice; had been a Hospice, Elder Care and Blood Mobile volunteer; and was a member of the DeWitt Historical Society and DeWitt Community Club. She enjoyed gardening, and baking (Darline exhibited and won many ribbons for her baked goods at County and State Fairs for many years).

Survivors include 3 sisters; Leola Weers and husband Ronald of Diller, Delores Kessner and husband Theodore, and Sue (Alene) Glynn, all of Lincoln; nieces and nephews including special niece Susan Barnard and husband Matt of Beatrice; and 3 sisters in law; Elaine Scherling, Darlene Luehring, and Arlene Blobaum, all of Beatrice. Darline was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Hulda (Brandt) Scherling; husband Gaylord (2002); son Douglas Bergmeier (1992); brothers Arnold, Vernon and Milbert Scherling; nephews Randy and Kelly Scherling; sisters in law Rosanna Scherling and Aldene Rehm; and brothers in law Alvin Rehm, John Glynn, and Vic Blobaum.

A memorial has been established to the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt and the Oak Grove Cemetery with the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in charge.

Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in DeWitt.

Public visitation will be held from 9 - 9:00 Friday at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice and at the church one hour preceding the service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Reverend David Kramer and Chaplin Doyle Karst officiating.A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 A.M. Saturday at the church.