|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2011|
Earnest Jacob "Pop-Pop" Berwager, of Hanover, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side, October 21, 2011, the day of his 67th wedding anniversary to his loving wife, Mildred Estella Mary (Wintrode) Berwager.
Born October 5, 1922, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Paul Theodore and Relda W. (Leppo) Berwager.
Ernie was a life long member of St. Bartholomew United ELCA Church, Hanover, where he faithfully attended Sunday School, was on the church consistory, sang in the choir, and played in the Sunday School orchestra. He was very musical and enjoyed singing hymns, singing with the Hanover Community Singers, playing the organ, and playing saxophone with the P.S.O.A. Marching Band, Hanover Moose Band, and Sunday School Orchestra.
Mr. Berwager was a dairy farmer for more than 30 years and enjoyed gardening. He also spent many years driving school buses for South Western School District and the Hanover YMCA. Ernie was a part time painter for South Western School District and was the caretaker for St. David's and St. Bartholomew's Cemeteries. He also enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 67 years, Ernie is survived by four children, Ken Berwager of Abbottstown, Gloria Baummer and husband, Rob of Hanover, Sharon Brady and husband, Don of Hanover, and Barry Berwager and wife, Pat of Hanover; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate the life of Earnest J. "Pop-Pop" Berwager will be held at 11 a.m., October 26, 2011, at St. Bartholomew United ELCA Church, Hanover, with the Rev. Steven E. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery.
Paul T. Berwager (1898 - 1995)
Relda Mandilla Leppo Berwager (1897 - 1966)
Saint Bartholomews Church Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 22, 2011
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~ Now resting in God's wondrous Kingdom on high, you are thought of and remembered today Mr. Berwager ~|
~ Lisa ~
Added: Oct. 22, 2011