Herbert C. "Korky" Von Bergen (1938 - 2009)

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HARRISON -- Herbert C. "Korky" Von Bergen, 71, of Cardwell passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009.

Korky was born to John and Tressa "Dot" Von Bergen on June 18, 1938, in Whitehall. Korky was a member of the Army and Army Reserve and worked on road construction throughout Washington, Idaho and Montana before returning to the family ranch in Cardwell where he spent the majority of his life.

He married Kay Cogdill on May 28, 1966, and soon became the father of seven children.

Korky was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dot Von Bergen of Cardwell.

Survivors include his wife, Kay (Cogdill) Von Bergen of Cardwell; children, Lisa Von Bergen of Great Falls, Jay Von Bergen of Cardwell, John (Karmen) Von Bergen and their sons Tyler and Zane of Cardwell, Mandy (Greg) Darkenwald and their son Colton of Cardwell, Anna (Joe) Bradley and their daughter Tressa of Great Falls, Cindy (Joe) Patritti and their daughters Kennedy, Kassidy, McKinley, and Mariah of Silver Star, Jess Von Bergen and his daughter Shallynne of Cardwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Harrison High School's gymnasium. Interment will follow in Harrison Cemetery.

Donations in Korky's honor may be submitted to the Von Bergen Scholarship Fund at Harrison High School.

K&L Mortuaries of Harrison is handling arrangements.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 8, 2009
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