Milbert "Bert" Elmer Beringer, 83, a retired farmer of Bethune died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.
The son of John and Elizabeth (Heiser) Beringer, he was born January 20, 1930, in Artas, S.D.
After his birth, he and his family moved to St. Francis, Kan. where he attended a country school through the third grade.
In 1939, they moved to Bethune and he completed the ninth grade in a country school north of town.
On Feb. 14, 1942, Bert lost his parents and sister, Irene, in a car accident. He and his sister, Alma, survived.
After the accident, Bert lived with Fred and Hilda Ziegler until 1951. He then worked at Spring Valley Ranch as a ranch hand for two years.
In 1953, he took a job with McArthur Implement in Burlington, as a head mechanic working on John Deere tractors.
He then owned and operated Beringer Farms for 42 years. During nine of those years, he was in the National Guard.
He was baptized on April 6, 1930, in Eureka, S.D. and confirmed on April 14, 1946, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune.
He was a member of the church since 1939 and including many other committees, he served on the church council for 12 years.
On Jan. 25, 1955, he married Aldene Weiss at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington.
Preceding him in death were his wife in 2001; his son, Curt; parents and sisters, Irene Beringer and Alma Beringer; an infant brother, Elmer; an infant sister, Justina; and brother-in-law, Eilert (Geraldine) Weiss.
Survivors include son, Mark (Ardath) Beringer of Colby, Kan. and two daughters, Connie (Glenn) Peterson of Greeley and Sharla Beringer (Dave Siegman) of Bennett; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Elaine (Jay) Morrow of Washington state; two foster brothers, Delmer (Sharon) Ziegler of Bethune and Freddy (Karen) Ziegler of Wellington and numerous friends.
Memorials may be made in Bert's name to Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be left at or sent to The Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., P.O. Box 419, Burlington, CO 80807.
Funeral services for Bert were held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Bryce Fellbaum officiating.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Burlington. There was no visitation held.
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Funeral services entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Burlington.