Barbara Benfer Bergland, 88, of Wilson, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Funeral, Saturday, 2:00 PM, First United Methodist Church. The visitation will be at Wilson Memorial Service, Friday, 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
She was born in Brown County, KS on December 5, 1930 to the late Arthur Albert and Vera Elizabeth Hegenderfer Benfer. She was also preceded in death by brother, Harold Benfer.
Mrs. Bergland married John Kenneth Bergland on August 23, 1950 in Robinson, KS and she was a retired elementary school teacher. She was a devoted wife, mother and “Mimi” and a devoted pastor's wife for 40 years.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. John K. Bergland; daughter, Margaret Ann Bergland Shupe, and husband, Rick, of Mooresville; son, Rev. Robert Eric Bergland, and wife, Ellen, of Wilson; grandchildren, Russell B. “Trey” Knox III and wife, Ashley; Jonathon Tyler Knox and wife, Jessica; John Eric Bergland and wife, Hannah; Tucker Benfer Knox and wife, Cynthia; Andrew Mills Bergland and wife, Chelsea; Sarah Ellen Bergland Carroll and husband, Murphy; great-grandchildren, Alice Bergland, Sadie Grace Knox, Wyatt Knox, Henry Bergland, T.J. Knox and Parker Knox.
In lieu of flowers memorial are suggested to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894.