Funeral services for Arlene Young-Bergt age 91 of Wisner, NE will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Interment will be in the Beemer Cemetery following lunch. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue on Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arlene passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, NE.
Arlene Ella Young-Bergt was born on January 10, 1928 at home in Laurel, NE to Robert and Ella (Kennedy) Smith. She moved with her parents at the age of 9 months to Wayne, NE, where she was baptized at the Presbyterian Church. Arlene attended Hahn Grade School, graduated from Wayne High School in 1945, and attended Wayne State College.
On July 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to Melvin C. Young at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE. The couple lived on a farm northeast of West Point for five years. At this time, Arlene was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE. The couple moved to a farm southwest of Wisner. Arlene over the years had worked as a Nurse’s aide in Stanton and Wisner, as a cook at the Wisner Bowling Alley, in the cafeteria for Wisner Elementary school and also as the Activities Director at the Wisner Care Center.
On October 18, 1985, she married Randall Bergt at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE. The couple lived on a farm north of Wisner and later moved into Wisner. In 2010, Arlene became a resident of St. Joseph’s Retirement Community and in 2015 entered the Wisner Care Center.
Arlene was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, belonging to its Ladies Aid, and was a member of a Cuming County Extension Club. She had been a Girl Scout leader and had delivered Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, attending Husker football games, doing crafts, and was an avid reader.
Survivors include her children and their families-
Daughter- Diane and Leonard Ortmeier of West Point, NE and family-
Tina and John Spomer and children-Josh and Jenna
Teri and Clint Sauser and children-Taylor and Morgan Sauser and daughter-Addison, Taven, Schuyler, and Trinity
Tracy and Marlan Porter and children-Caleb, Gabrielle & Caden
Son-Daniel and Alice Young of Las Vegas, NV and family-
Tom Young (deceased) and his children- April Young and children-Olivia & Tommy, Aja Young, Noah and Cara Young and son-Rowan, Elijah and Fran Young and son-Caden, and Soloman Young
Jeff and Judy Young and children-Zachary and Leana Young, and Alex Young
Candie and Mark Stieb and children-Seth, Samuel, Sierra and Anthony Navarez and son Leo, and Amelia
Daughter-Nancy Ahmadi of Gobles, MI and son-
Daughter-Brenda and Tim Harder of Wisner, NE and family-
Trevor and Kendra Harder
Sister-in-law-Lavonne Smith of Wayne, NE
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents-Robert and Ella Smith, husbands-Melvin C. Young and Randall Bergt, grandson-Tom Young, son-in-law-John Ahmadi, and brothers-Marvin Smith and Lawrence Smith.