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First Baptist Church - Columbia
Monday August 15th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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First Baptist Church - Columbia
Tuesday August 16th, 2022
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First Baptist Church - Columbia
Tuesday August 16th, 2022

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Jeremiah S. "Bergy" Bergheger

Jeremiah S. "Bergy" Bergheger, 44, of Warson Woods, MO, formerly of Columbia, IL, died August 7, 2022, in Warson Woods, MO. He was born May 5, 1978, in St. Louis, MO.

    He is survived by his children Jordan & Kamri Bergheger; mother of his children, Amanda Simone Bergheger; parents Diane (Phil) Wentzel, Steve (Sharon) Bergheger, and Janet (Larry) Goessling; brothers & sisters Valerie (Greg) Hayes, Derek Wentzel, Amanda Bergheger, Carol (Pat) Bivins, Michael (Marla) Kettler, and Elise (Garrett) Rohlfing; grandmother Louise Nobbe; nieces Caroline, Leijah, Malijah, Caty Jane, Natalee & BreeAnne; closest friends, Rumsey Barnes & aunt, uncles & cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his daughter Maya Grace Bergheger.

    Jeremiah was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia, Illinois & The Crossings in Chesterfield, Missouri. He had a great love of family. He was an avid baseball athlete and fan. He was a successful trainer to hundreds of athletes and coaches alike. He knew & loved Christ.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
First Baptist Church - Columbia, IL
or March of Dimes

    4 PM to 8 PM Monday, August 15, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL
    9 AM until time of service Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL

    10 AM Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Columbia, IL
        Pastor Jonathan Peters officiating
    Interment at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia, IL

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Jeremiah, you were my favorite cousin, my first friend. I have so many great memories that I will cherish forever. You were such a great guy, you loved helping others and you were a wonderful dad! You would have done anything for them and really for anyone. Always smiling and had positive words of encouragement. Even though I know you were fighting some battles of your own, you always somehow seemed to keep a smile on your face. I will miss our talks and most of all your laugh that always took me back to when we were kids because it was still the same. It doesn\'t seem real. I know you are with the Lord and have no more pain and sadness. That is the only thing that gives me peace. I love you and I wish I could have told you one more time before you left us. I know I will see you again one day. Love you ❤

Jessica Kuelker Aug 16 2022 1:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeremiah Bergheger

Derk Trost Aug 15 2022 9:09 PM

I think about you every time I step up to the plate, Bergy! Your love of baseball and teaching it to everyone who came into contact with you are an amazing legacy. Your Sharks brothers are hurting and sending love and prayers to your family. Hit another one up the middle!

Dave Aiello Aug 15 2022 7:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeremiah Bergheger

Rick kron Aug 15 2022 6:27 PM

Sending our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to all
Of Bergy’s loved ones. He will be missed dearly by all of his friends in the St. Louis area Baseball Community.

Kit Crooks Aug 15 2022 3:47 PM

Our condolences to Steve, Valerie, Amanda and family.
Love and Prayers.
Vern and Lucy Moehrs

Vern and Lucy Moehrs Aug 15 2022 12:42 PM

My condolences to the Bergheger family to young

Victor main Aug 15 2022 10:59 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Berghager family in these tough times, Jeremiah and the Berghager family have had a positive impact on my baseball career on and off the field.

Cameron Kincheloe Aug 14 2022 2:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeremiah Bergheger

Randy and Pam Veath Aug 14 2022 1:56 PM

This still doesn’t seem real. I can’t believe you’re gone. I am relieved to know that you are no longer hurting or in pain but those that love you are heartbroken that you are
gone. I love you, forever.

Julie Henneberry Aug 14 2022 12:00 PM

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