Bertha “Bert” J. Berggren
Date of Birth
April 27, 1939
Los Angeles, California
Entered into Rest
May 21, 2021
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Alma Lutheran Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Interment at Alma Lutheran Cemetery ~ Mead, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Alma Lutheran Church or the Mead Fire Department

Bertha “Bert” J. Berggren, 82, of Mead, NE, entered into rest on Friday, May 21, 2021 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born April 27, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to Richard D. and Helen M. (Barneke) Shook.  Bert graduated from Benson High School in 1957.

On January 27, 1961, she was united in marriage to Loren Berggren in Omaha, NE.  Bert graduated from beauty school in Omaha and later was an instructor at the same school.  She worked at Franco’s beauty shop in Omaha before moving to Mead, NE where she operated a beauty shop out of her home called Bert’s Beauty Bar.

Bert was a member of Alma Lutheran Church in Mead.  She was an amazing baker and cook.  She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, hosting gatherings and interacting with friends in the community.  Bert loved the Kansas City Cheifs and Royal and she was a big Husker football fan.

She is survived by husband of 60 years, Loren Berggren; children, Rich (Trena Rice) Berggren and Lynette (Michael) Wortmann; grandchildren, Josh Berggren, Candice (Adam) Davis and Lexie Berggren; great-grandchildren, Irelyn, Delly and Elias Davis; brothers, Jerry (Sue) Shook and Don (Billie) Shook; sisters-in-law, Patty Shook and Phyllis Shook; special cousin, Cheryl (Bill) Simpson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Helen Shook; brothers, Chuck Shook and Dick Shook; special cousin, and Lynette Enewold.


Condolences for Bertha “Bert” J. Berggren
  1. Roger and Jackie Thompson
    • May 24, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Losing a wife and mother is hard. Sadness is with you but also the joy remembering the life she had. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless all.

  2. Lana Krumpus
    • May 25, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Loren and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bert was a wonderful person. I hope you can find comfort and strength in each other and in your memories of her.

  3. Andre’ and Barbara Shousha
    • May 26, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Rich and Family, out thoughts and prayers are with you.

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