Bergh, Viola J.
Elmira: Age 98, passed away Sunday, July 15th, 2012, at home surrounded by the family she loved. She was the daughter of the late Stein and Esther (Hagelquist) Johnson. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra B. Knowlton of Pine City; son, Butch (Kathy) Bergh of Southport: six grandchildren, Mike (Michelle) Knowlton, Tari (Jeffrey) Janeski, Jason (Stephanie) Evans, Chad (Lisa) Bergh, Adrienne Cook, Mandy Crawford; and 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Peterson of Elmira; cousin, Norman Patterson of Elmira. In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by her husband, Harold Bergh Sr.; son-in-law, Clyde Knowlton; and brother, Roger Johnson. Devoted and dedicated member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Viola was an intoxicating personality that everyone loved to be around. She loved to be present for any party, get together or function. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY, on Wednesday evening, July 18th, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 19th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut Street, Elmira, NY. Reverend's Krista Mendoza and Matthew Newcomb will celebrate funeral services celebrating Viola's life following the conclusion of the calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at a time convenient with the family at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Bethany Lutheran Church or to The Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care. Viola's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com