Leader Blues

Wednesday, November 30, 2005



Raymond F. Bernt, 92, of Jack-sonville, formerly of Columbus, Neb., died Nov. 23 at Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville.
He was born Oct. 7, 1913, in Platte Center to Gustav and Theresa (Greisen) Bernt. He attended District 25 Platte County School. On Oct. 14, 1937, he married Catheryn Good in Central City, Neb.
He entered the Navy and served during WWII from 1944 to 1945. He owned his own sheet-metal business for more than 20 years in Columbus before retiring to Jacksonville in 1988. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville and a member of the Order of Eagles.
He is survived by sons, Ronald and wife Connie Bernt of Cabot, John and wife Beth Bernt of Columbia, Mo., and Gustaf and wife Linda Bernt of Beebe; daughters, Judy Davis of Jacksonville and Donna Aldrich of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, son, Raymond Bernt, daughters, Marie and Catheryn Bernt, two grandchildren, Ronna and Christopher, and sons-in-law Ed Davis and John Aldrich.
A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Colum-bus with Father Joe Miksch officiating.
Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gass Haney Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to St. Isidore Catholic Church or St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville.