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Richard J. Berquist


1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Richard J. Berquist August 28, 1926 - August 2, 2013 Richard J. Berquist, age 86, passed away on August 2, 2013 at home in Bakersfield, CA. Richard was born August 28, 1926 in Minatare NE, to Frank and Alice Berquist. He lived in Nebraska, California, Texas, and New Jersey before moving to Bakersfield in 2008. He was an active member of Bakersfield Community House and the Masonic Lodge, and was a volunteer for Optimal Hospice. He attended Parkside Church and Mill Creek Christian Church, where he was a member. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Beth, in 2008, and by their eldest son Jerry in 2006. He is survived by their sons and daughters-in-law Kris and Vicki Berquist of Bakersfield CA, Jon Berquist and Sally Willis-Watkins of Upland CA, and Linda Berquist of Fountain Valley CA. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as many loving friends and extended family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at Bakersfield Community House, 2020 R Street, at 1:30pm on Saturday August 24th. Memorial donations can be made to Bakersfield Community House (2020 R St., Bakersfield, CA 93301), Optimal Hospice (1675 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301), or Disciples Seminary Foundation (300 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont CA, 91711). For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 18, 2013
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