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James Joseph Berning

March 8, 1928 ~ July 22, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

James J. Berning, age 94, of Temperance, MI, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 8, 1928, to Flossie M. (Periatt) and Ercil Berning in Toledo, OH. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and joined the US Navy towards the end of WWII. He earned a Victory Medal with a service lapel button and was honorably discharged after the war. In 1950 he married Evelyn Hughes, who preceded him in death in 2007 after 57 years of marriage. James enjoyed bowling, softball, and golf. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and is a Past Grand Knight. His first job was delivering milk by horse and buggy for Sealtest Dairy, with his horse named Nell. He was an insurance salesman, rising to the title of Life Agent.

James is survived by children, Jacqueline (Terry Jones) Young, Jim Berning and Joyce (Gary) Ellis; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Evelyn; and 7 siblings.      

Friends may call at St. Clement Catholic Church, Tuesday July 26, 2022, from 9:00-10:00 A.M. with the Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be private. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com  

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Clement Catholic Church
3030 Tremainsville Road
Toledo, OH 43613

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Clement Catholic Church
3030 Tremainsville Road
Toledo, OH 43613

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