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Darlene M. Berges


September 8, 2021

Darlene M. Berges, age 93, of Aurora, CO and formerly of Sidney, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Corey Jenkins and Pastor John Kingsbury officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 A.M.

You may view Darlene’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Darlene’s care and funeral arrangements.

Our beloved Mother, age 93, passed away September 2, 2021. She was married to Ben F. Berges for nearly 65 beautiful years. She is survived by her children Elaine Klug (Arnold), David Berges (Judy), Bonny Berges-Tanner (Thomas), Becky Baughman (Bob) and Ben Berges (Mary). Also survived by eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Ben, son Larry, grandsons Robby Baughman and Arnie Klug, brother James, sisters Ellen, Louisa, and Shirley.

Darlene was a homemaker and Tupperware dealer in Sidney, NE. She traveled with Ben on his tours to Pennsylvania, Alabama, Texas, Pueblo and twice to Germany. In 1982 Ben retired from Pueblo Army Depot in Colorado. They moved to Aurora, CO in 2005 to be close to family.

Her smile and laughter brought so much love and happiness to everyone. She touched many hearts, was loved and respected by all of those who met her. Her loving eyes and beautiful smile will never be forgotten. She was the heart of the family.

Donations may be made in her name to Abode Hospice, 445 Union Blvd, Ste #223, Lakewood, CO 80228.


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