Obituary: Helen Bergkamp

Helen Bergkamp, 92, of Wichita, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, both at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church, 4910 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; parents, Cornelius and Lena Gerber; and brothers, Bishop Eugene Gerber and Jerome Gerber. She is survived by her sons, Stan Bergkamp, and Scott (Kathleen) Bergkamp; daughters, Linda (Dr. Joe) Davison of Wichita, Kim (Randy) Jones of El Dorado, and Jacque (Bill) Nelson of Garden Plain; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen (Wilfred) Panek of Garden Plain, Leola (Paul) Hageman of Pratt, and Joan Gerber of Wichita; and brother, Larry Gerber of Wichita.

Memorials have been established with the Priest Retirement and Education Fund, c/o Catholic Diocese of Wichita, 424 N. Broadway St., Wichita, KS 67202, and Catholic Charities, 437 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202.

Downing & Lahey Mortuary-East Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Share tributes online at: