Benkert, Bergetta V., Saginaw, Michigan


Went home to the Lord on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the age of 102. Bergetta was born July 22, 1912, in James Township, MI to the late William and Catherine (Reiger) Langley. She married Henry Benkert Sr. in November of 1932; he predeceased her in 1996. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she worked on the funeral luncheons for 18 years. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, flowers, and gardening. She is survived by her children, Donald Benkert, Jean Ann (Ronald) Lickly, Joseph (Christine) Benkert, Susan (Ernest) Allen; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Zazo; and her daughter-in-law, Mary Benkert. She was predeceased by her children, Henry Benkert Jr. and Theresa Kuch; daughter-in-law, Claudia Benkert; granddaughter, Shirley Kuch; and siblings, Melvin Langley, Clayton Langley, William Langley, Irene Belko, and Marion Adams. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave. Burial will take place in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Road, on Monday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also visit at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church or to the Cartwright Care Center. www.casefuneralhome.com