Roy W. Berner, age 94, of York, NE, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Lincoln, NE. He was born May 16, 1924 in Norfolk, NE to George and Clara (Schilling) Berner. Roy graduated from Norfolk High School, attended Midland College, Fremont, NE and was a 1947 graduate of Iowa State University. He served his country as a member of the United States Army from July 1, 1944 – June 12, 1946. Roy was united in marriage to Bonnie Harmon in O’Neill, NE on September 7, 1952.
Roy worked at Consumers Public Power District, later Nebraska Public Power District, in O’Neill, Norfolk, Columbus and York from 1947 – 1987, retiring as Division Manager, Transmission & Distribution Operations. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York, York Noon Sertoma and the American Legion Bolton Post #19. He was an avid reader and loved fly fishing and camping. He also enjoyed his daily coffee group.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie J. Berner of York, daughter Suzie (John) Ellis of York, and granddaughter Annie Ellis (Fidel Matos) of Lincoln. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Lloyd Seger of Yankton, SD and Raymond (Janice) Harmon of O’Neill; sisters-in-law Lois Vorce of O’Neill and Ann Harmon of Grand Island, NE; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Muriel Seger.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Reverends Mike Neidow and Ben Kaiser officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday with his family greeting friends from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., later that same evening at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.
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