Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Lucille M. "Lucy" Berning, age 87, of Maria Stein, Ohio, went to her eternal reward on September 9, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her loving husband and all of her children.
Lucy was born on April 4, 1932 in St. Henry, to the late Farry & Cecelia (Schmalstig) Borger. On June 21, 1952, in Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, she married Urban "Uppie" Berning, her husband of 67 years, and he survives in Maria Stein.
Lucy is survived by children: Lori Barton of Kayenta, AZ, David & Mona Berning, Chris & Cindy Berning, and John & Juli Berning, all of Maria Stein. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Abbie & Seth Waggamon, Josh Berning, Molly Berning, Rose Berning, Dawn Berning, Chelsey & Chad Schlarman, Austin & Jillian Berning, Ashlynn Berning, Rachel Berning, Luke Berning, and Matt Berning, 5 great grandchildren, Xavier, Ella, and Jordan Waggamon, and Weston and Bryar Schlarman. As well as her sisters, Helen Bergman of Celina, and Mildred & Louis Homan of Dayton, a brother Louis & Beatrice Borger of St. Marys, and in-laws, Jack Birkmeyer of Celina, Ann Berning of Minster, and John Gardner of Dayton.
Lucy is preceded in death by siblings, Roselyn Birkmeyer, Gerald & Elizabeth Borger, Alfred & Dorothy Borger, Elmer Borger, and in-laws: Victor Bergman, Robert & Dorothy Berning, Cletus & Mildred Berning, Joseph Berning, Andrew &Velma Hemmelgarn, Gene & June Werling, Irene Gardner, and John & Teresa Baites.
Lucy was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein; she was on the Prayer Chain and the Adoration Guild. She worked as a secretary at the former New Idea plant in Coldwater after graduating from Immaculate Conception High School, Celina. She worked as a postal clerk, and was the secretary for the building committee for the Maria Stein Retreat Center.
Lucy was a member of the Honor Guard Auxiliary American Legion Post 571. She loved the Marion Local Flyers, Notre Dame, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, playing bridge and bingo. Lucy was a loving and caring mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 and from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Friday, September 13, at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County, or State of the Heart Care.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.