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Edward James Bergin

POSTED: April 2, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Edward James Bergin, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Silver Ridge in Gretna, Neb. He was born Aug. 8, 1927 in Sutton, Neb. to John Phillip Bergin and Bernice Ann (Real) Bergin.
Ed graduated from Holy Name High School in 1945 and joined the Navy for 4 and one-half years where he served in WWII.  He married JoAnn Langenberg Oct. 25, 1952 in Omaha, Neb.  In 1956 they moved to Kansas where they lived in Great Bend and Holyrood and returned to Omaha in 1981. Ed worked and retired from Northern Natural Gas and Peoples Natural Gas after 40 years of service.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, American Legion Post 200, VFW Post 2503 and Blind Veteran’s Commission. After retirement Ed volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul Family Shelter, Blind Commission, and the Omaha Veterans Administration. He enjoyed coaching many children’s sports, golfing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Leon Crawford; his daughter, Kathy; daughter-in-law, Charlotte, his brothers, John, Lawrence and Paul; and his sister, Mary Ann Monk. 
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, JoAnn; son, Tim and wife Barb Steiner and granddaughters Kate and Sarah, Ames, Iowa; son, Dan and grandchildren Alexandra and Matt, Rockvale, Tenn; daughter, Karin and husband Tom Renard, and grandchildren Tyler (Lindsey), Tisha Choitz (Michael), (great-granddaughter Bergin), and T.J.; son, Tom and wife Kim, and grandsons Sean, Patrick, Daniel, and Jacob of Riverton, Wyo; daughter, Colleen and husband Mark Schulz, and grandchildren Hayley, Madison and Jaxon, Bixby, Okla.; daughter, Mary and husband David Stringfellow, and grandchildren Bridget, Meghan, Molly, James and Erin of Denham Springs, La.; daughter, Beth and husband Todd Carlson, and grandchildren Lukas and Jamie of Gretna, Neb.; son, John and wife Fiona, grandchildren Cosette, Claire and Collin, Chicago, Ill.; and daughter, Carol, Moreland, Kan.; and grandson, Michael, Omaha, Neb.; Steve Bataglia and numerous nieces and nephews.  
Funeral Mass was conducted Friday, March 28, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gretna, Neb. Ed’s body has been donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Society.
Memorials are to the Kathy Bergin Schiltz Memorial Scholarship, Hoxie High School, Hoxie, Kan.

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