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Bill Bergner

Bill Bergner

Bill Bergner, 93, of Tilden, IL; born on May 12, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA; passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Bergner spent his career in civil service at Scott Air Force Base. Mr. Bergner was a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran serving during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Charles and Amelia, nee Brooks, Bergner. One brother – Bob Bergner. One sister – Louise Cope.

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years – Shirley, nee Stevenson, Bergner whom he married on December 4, 1943 in Santa Anna, CA. One son – Bruce (Kitty) Bergner of New Athens, IL. One daughter – Amy (Jim) Malott of Tilden, IL. His grandchildren – Michael (Lynn) Malott of Aviston, IL; Melissa (Matt) Braun of Troy, IL. His great-grandchildren – Henry Braun and Clara Braun.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the Tilden Volunteer Fire Department.

Private services are to be held.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201

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    Posted by: Gene Wiggins NARFE CHAP 1019 – Mascoutah, IL – Coworker Oct 21, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    Please accept our condolences for the passing of Bill. Our sincere sympathies to the whole family. Ron and Paula

    Posted by: Ron and Paula Kohring – Coulterville, IL – Family Friend Oct 21, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    To the family of Bill Bergner. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Posted by: Linda Delay – Tilden, IL – Neighbor Oct 21, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    Will miss you Uncle Bill! Prayers to everyone!

    Posted by: Laura Jackson – Edwardsville, IL – Family Oct 24, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    Dear Amy and family sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.. Suzan Chamness

    Posted by: Suzan chamness – coulterville, IL – Acquaintance Oct 26, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, I am very sorry for your loss. Bill and I shared a hospital room together a few years ago and got to know each other pretty well. We took care of each other and shared some of our past military stories. It was an honor and privilege to have known him.

    Posted by: Andy Tabing – Coulterville, IL – Friend Oct 26, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    Polly and I are praying for your Family during this difficult time. May God’s peace and love surround you and comfort you

    Posted by: Kathleen Wildhaber – Centralia, IL – Family Friend Oct 26, 2016

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