Obituary-Dorine Bergren

Dorine Kay (Nelson) Bergren, age 89 of Manhattan, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.

She was born on August 31, 1934, in Manhattan, the daughter of Frank Emil and Virginia Marian (Mayfield) Nelson.

On May 29, 1955, at the Riley Presbyterian Church, she married Ronald Lee Bergren.  He survives of the home.

Dorine was a news reporter for the Marysville Advocate for many years.  Her and Ron were members of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marysville and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where she was active in many areas, including singing in the church choir.  She was a member of the Marysville Country Club, playing in the Women’s Golf League and started the Junior Golf Program.  She loved to travel, swim, paint, play the piano and sew.  She enjoyed her monthly Bridge Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Brant Bergren and Jean of North Newton; two daughters, Ronda Newstrom and Doug of Topeka, and Diane Bergren of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one brother, Glen Nelson and Nancy of Manhattan; five grandchildren, Douglas Bergren, Katie Zimmerman, Jacob Newstrom, Alec Newstrom and Sarah Newstrom-Queen, and four great grandchildren, Sabrina Zimmerman, Michael Zimmerman, Daila Bergren, and Daisy Bergren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Frank Nelson and one sister, Marion Ewing.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2024, at the Riley Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gerry Sharp officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.  Burial will be in the Riley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Riley Presbyterian Church and left in care with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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