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Bernard (Bernie) Bergfeld | obituary

April 27, 1942
January 31, 2022

Bernard (Bernie) Bergfeld, 79, of Teutopolis, Illinois, died Monday, January 31, 2022 at his home.
Bernie, the son of Raymond and Elizabeth (Doedtman) Bergfeld, was born on April 27, 1942. He married Deloris Haarman on May 5, 1962 at St. Joseph’s Church in Island Grove. They shared 59 years together and raised 5 children Carla, Gary, Amy, Tom and Kathy.
Bernie was a man of great integrity, who could light up any room with his loud, infectious laugh and big smile. He didn’t know any strangers. He was a dairy farmer for 39 years. He loved to fish, hunt and take care of all his dogs. He loved John Deere tractors and liked to paint everything green and yellow.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris, his sons, Gary (wife Elaine) of Teutopolis and Tom of Shiloh, his daughters, Carla Nosbich (husband Lyle) of Teutopolis, Amy Meinhart (husband Brad) of Effingham and Kathy Miller of Beautiful city. Grandchildren: Derek (Maci) Meinhart, Brittany Goeckner, Mitch (Lynae) Meinhart, Wyatt Goeckner, Abbey Meinhart, Justin Miller, Lauren and Jake Bergfeld. Step-grandchildren: Chad Nosbich, Nikki (Mitch) Lustig and Mitch (Shelby) Nosbich. Great-grandchildren: Quincy, Will and Elise Meinhart. Great-great-grandchildren: Beau and Evy Nosbich, Hutch, Sylvie and Duke Lustig, Ryerson and Maverick Nosbich. Siblings: brother, Don (wife Linda) Bergfeld of Teutopolis, sisters, Marian (husband Harold) Kaufman of Effingham, Joyce (husband John) Meyer of Teutopolis and Margie Mette of Teutopolis.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Betty Bergfeld, his nephew, Brian Kaufman, his niece, Susan Kaufman, and his brother-in-law, Paul Mette.
A Christian burial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lillyville. A rosary will be held at 4:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL.
Per Bernie’s wishes, he will be cremated after the services and burial will take place at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Lillyville.
Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Church in Lillyville for the new addition. Online condolences can be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com

Published on February 3, 2022