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Barbara Berndt

Barbara Berndt

1936 - 2021


Barbara Joan Berndt age 85 of Rogers City passed away peacefully on December 19, 2021 at Medilodge in Rogers City.

She was born on October 4, 1936 in Detroit to Henry and Marion (Frankford) Grabenstein.

On May 10, 1958 Barb married Robert L. Berndt, Sr. at Strathmoor Methodist Church in Detroit. Barb was an excellent bookkeeper who worked at places such as FTD, Western Maryland Railroad, Edward Rose and the Farmington School System and spent many years  at the Hammond Bay Biological Station. She also worked at JC Penney in Cheboygan and the Hallmark store in Rogers City where she retired in her mid-70’s. Barb had a love for sewing and spent some time teaching Bishop Sewing classes. Among her hobbies were hiking, rock climbing and waterfalls. She was also an avid gardener and loved her flower gardens.

Barb is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert Berndt, Sr.; children, Dawn Schram (Berndt), Cheryl Berndt and Robert (Nadene) Berndt, Jr.; sister, Elaine (Jon) Lyons; sister-in-law, Bernadine Baxter (Berndt); grandchildren, Nicole Schram, Erin Schram, Cory (Rob) DeHeer, Autumn (Matt) DiMambro and Jen (Lane) Tynes; great grandchildren, Violet, Valen and Jordyn and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Saturday, June 18th from 11 a.m. through time of her celebration of life at 12-noon. Lite refreshments will be served at the funeral home immediately following.


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Barbara Berndt – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI