The family of Dennis Bergey
wishes to thank everyone for the love and generosity shown to us during the loss of our
“wonderful” dad, son, brother and uncle. Although we would prefer to send a personal
thank you to everyone, it feels impossible to do so. Dennis was well-known, respected
and loved by people from all over the Tri-State Area. We have received such
overwhelming support, for which we cannot begin to say thank you. But, we can tell
you, there is no end to our appreciation. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
We are grateful to the many friends of Dennis, including the Harmony Golf Club
staff, the EMTs, Harmony Ambulance, Mayo One and Fillmore County Sheriff’s
Department, who were there for him during his time of need.
A heartfelt thank you to our family and friends who attended Dennis’ visitation,
celebration of life, sent cards and gave memorials in his honor. Thanks also for the
delicious food and beautiful flowers, plants and keepsakes.
Dennis’ celebration of life was truly touching, which included: shared memories,
“wonderful” words and symbolic songs. We express our appreciation to Tim Mengis,
Pastor Paul Thompson, Canton’s Assumption Catholic Church, the pallbearers, Dan
McKenna, Harold Pederson, Rose Breitsprecher, the Minnesota State Fire Service
Memorial Pipeband, and Sarah Barth, of Sarah’s Diner, along with her dedicated staff.
Our sincerest gratitude goes to the Canton Fire Department for arranging the fire
truck procession from town to the cemetery in Henrytown. Firefighters in 13 trucks,
from six area departments - Canton, Fountain, Harmony, Lanesboro, Mabel and Preston
– showed respect for Dennis during the four-mile tribute. Thanks from the bottom of
our hearts. Dennis was proud to be part of the volunteer fire department community.
Again, we appreciate your kindness and friendship during this extremely difficult
time. In closing, we ask that you remember Dennis, his smile and his “huge” love for
life, with this saying: “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.”
Love, The Bergey Family
Celeste, Channing, Eloise, Diane & Steve, Don & Deb, Dave & Karen,Dean, Danette & Tim, Doug & Debbie; and families