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Bert Bercier

March 09, 1924 - December 22, 2013

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Bert Bercier

March 09, 1924 - December 22, 2013

Obituary

Bert M. Bercier, 89, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Eventide Lutheran Home surrounded by his family.

Bert was born March 9, 1924 in St. John, ND to Albert and Eva (LaRocque) Bercier. He grew up in St. John and was drafted into the United States Navy during his senior year of high school. Bert fought in World War II from 1943 until he was discharged in 1945. He was honored with the Silver Star Medal for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during the war. Following his military discharge, Bert was united in marriage to Frances Schindler on August 1st, 1947 in Portland, Oregon at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bert was employed in the heating and cooling business throughout much of his life prior to retirement in November of 1990. Together, Bert and Frances raised five children.

Bert loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed hunting season with them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and mentor and will be missed dearly.  

Bert is survived by his wife, Frances (Schindler) Bercier, Moorhead, MN; three sons, Byron (Debbie) Bercier, White Bear Lake, MN; Gary (Brenda) Bercier, Chaska, MN; Gerard (Kathy) Bercier, Jamestown, ND; two daughters, Rennae (Rainer) Lobitz, Audubon, MN; Tracy (Rick) Batsch, Fargo, ND; two sisters, Yvonne Longie, Rolla, ND;  Emma (Andy) DesJarlais, Surry, ND; thirteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Eva Bercier; two brothers, Joseph Bercier and Bernard Bercier; and two sisters,  Irene Manson and Bonnie DeMontigny.

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  1. Betty & Everette Waller says:

    Torrington WyomingWe have so many wonderful memories of our families together. Uncle Bert was one of the best, and we will miss him dearly.

  2. KIMBERLY THOMAS says:

    BELCOURT ND
    So sorry for your loss auntie mousie & family. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Love,

    Kim & family

  3. Steve & Gaylene (Bercier) Goodroad says:

    Indianapolis INUncle Bert was a wonderful, loving man who will be truly missed.

  4. Michelle says:

    williston ndI have many fond memories of uncle Bert. I loved to hear his and dads stories. Deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers.
    Love,Missy

  5. Michelle Bercier Kueffler says:

    williston ndI have many fond memories of uncle Bert. Loved to hear his and dads stories. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,Missy

  6. Junior Wilkie says:

    Puyallup WASorry to hear of Bert’s passing, I remember Bert when he was in the US Navy and was home on leave. He was a very nice man and well respected by the people of St. John. He is with his father, mother and 2 brothers in god paradise. He will be greatly missed by his wonderful family.

  7. Loretta Leith says:

    Waite Park Minnesota
    I loved Uncle Bert and he was a favorite in our family since he brought the dimes and popcicles. He was a great friend to our Dad and I’m sure they are telling a few good ones in heaven today. With fondest memories and prayers for your family.

    Love,

    Toodi

  8. Roger Larson says:

    Edgeley ND
    Gary and Brenda and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Roger Larson

  9. Duane Schindler says:

    Omak WARest my brother in law. You are remembered and missed.

  10. Janice Eller says:

    Rolla North Dakota
    So sorry Aunty Mousie for your loss. Uncle Bert will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love you Aunty +++

  11. Karen Patricia Garrabrants says:

    Molalla OregonDear Auntie Mousie,

    So sad to hear that Uncle Bert passed awayl Uncle Bert will be in heaven for Christmas with the angels and Jesus and the many loved ones from the Schindler and Bercier family. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you and your family. I love you all and wish I could be there.

    Your Niece,

    Karen

  12. Patty Rodland says:

    Alexandria MN
    Auntie Mousie and family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and father. I remember visiting you and Bert in Wahpeton with Rick and Elaine. Bert always had a great sense of humor and always telling jokes. He is up in heaven looking down on us all.

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