Paul Adolph Bergt

Paul Adolph Bergt

October 3, 1937 – June 5, 2024

Paul Bergt, 86, of Omaha, Nebraska, died peacefully Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in the comfort of his home.  Paul Adolph Bergt was born on October 3, 1937, to Erich and Gertrude (DeBower) Bergt in Schuyler, NE.  He grew up on a farm northwest of Schuyler where he developed a love for farming and organic agriculture.  Paul was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schuyler, on October 24, 1937, and confirmed on March 18, 1951, by Reverend Alfred Bergt.  Paul attended Immanuel Lutheran School until 8th grade, then attended Schuyler High School until his graduation in May of 1955.  He attended Concordia University in Seward, NE, for a year before joining the U.S. Navy.  During his 2 years in the Navy, he was stationed mostly in the Philippines.  Upon his honorable discharge, Paul returned home in 1960 to continue farming with his father.  Through a series of events, Paul met the love of his life, Helen Jensen, who he unexpectedly met at his family’s farm near Schuyler.  Paul and Helen were joined in marriage on June 21, 1964, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oakes, ND.

Paul was a hard worker, farming into his 50’s, as well as working at night at the Schuyler Packing Plant, and carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service.  In 1990, the family moved to Columbus, NE, where they operated Countryside Gourmet.  Paul also started working full-time for the U.S. Postal Service in Norfolk, NE, and later in Omaha and Boystown, NE, where he retired December 31, 2021 with over 30 years of service.

Paul was a loving father, who with his wife, Helen, sacrificed to make sure their three children had a Lutheran Education from kindergarten through college.  He was a wonderful example of commitment, integrity and steadfast faith in his Lord and Savior.  Paul loved music, playing the trombone, and singing in his church choirs over the years, and later, in the choirs at the German-American Society.  He shared his culture and love of music with his grandson, Andy, with whom he attended numerous events, concerts, recitals, and musicals, but his favorite times were Andy’s own performances, where he was a very proud Opa.  Paul will always be remembered by his family and friends as a kind and caring man, a dedicated worker who never quit, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Heidi (Kurt) Brink; son, Eric (Maya) Bergt; daughter, Kristin Bergt; grandson, Andreas Brink; five step-grandchildren:  Jhozel (Jerrid) Rayas, Jhenea (Richard) Rovira, Ghennica (Julian) Salas, Jhamei and Christian Teodoro; and five step-great-grandchildren:  Zachary, Adaline, Chloe, Aika and Liliana—all of Omaha, NE; adopted brother-in-law, DJ Jensen of Oakes, ND; sister-in-law, Hannelore (Uli) Rohr of Weiterstadt, Germany; sister-in-law, Anita Michel of Mainz, Germany; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Bergt; parents, Erich and Gertrude Bergt; sister, Ruth (Milford) Brauer; brother, Ervin (Pearl) Bergt; sister, Ellen (Harlan) Glanzer; in-laws: Karl and Katharina Michel, and Sonke and Theta Jensen; brother-in-law, Karl-Heinz Michel.

VISITATION: Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:00 p,m., Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15005 “Q” St.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, July 1st, 10:30 a.m., Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church

INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS:  July 1, Schuyler Cemetery at 3PM

Memorials are kindly requested to Camp Luther, Concordia University, Seward, NE, and the Orphan Grain Train.

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  • Evelyn Hempy Posted June 29, 2024 2:43 pm

    Uncle Paul was one of my sponsors along with Aunt Ellen and Dorthy Patterson. When he was in the navy, he brought home a green dress from the Philippines for me. I don’t know what happened to it but I remember seeing it in the cedar closet once I got older. I will get to see him one day along with my parents, grandparents, and my other aunts and uncles when u get to heaven.

  • Irene Tryon Posted July 1, 2024 8:26 am

    Myself and my entire staff send prayers and peace to your entire family during this time of loss and may your.Spirit be comforted as you remember the love yo shared.

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