Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
Fredrick C. "Fritz" Berning, 75, 13150 Wenger Road, Anna, died at 1:42 p.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Nov. 4, 1932, in St. Patrick to Fred H. and Frances (Wuebker) Berning. On Nov. 21, 1956, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Obringer, who survives at Fair Haven in Sidney.
Also surviving are five sons, Timothy (Shirley) and Steve (Alison), all of St. Patrick; Mark (Timri) and Douglas (Pam), all of Anna; and David (Lori), Liberty Township.; a daughter, Carol (Edward) Moorhead, Edgewood, Ky.; two brothers, Sylvester (Velma), McCartyville, and Eugene (Irene), St. Patrick; two sisters, Norma (Nick) Bergman, Botkins, and Marie (Jim) Theis, Sidney; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
One brother, Andrew, is deceased.
A life-time farmer, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, McCartyville, and a member of the Anna American Legion and Shelby County Farm Bureau. He also was on the board of directors of Milk Marketing Inc.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Adult Day Care Fair Haven County Home.
Arrangements were handled by Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.