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BERGNER Jr. , John C. Aug. 29, 1926-Apr. 12, 2017 Born in Topeka, Kan. Passed away in Phoenix, Ariz. John graduated from Garden Grove HS and served the Navy in 1945-1946. A retired Teamster,he worked from 27 years for Knudson Dairy Co. and retired from Rockwell International on the B-1 and Shuttle, John was a resident of the AV from 1964-2005. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and family man.He worked on the AV Fair Rural Olympics Committee, was active with the Oldtimers BBQ, and was a long time member of the BPO Elks and also the American Legion. John and Joan were married on June 22, 1947 and celebrated their 69th anniversry last year. John is survived by his wife, Joan; children: John C. Bergner III, Jeanne Rhodes, Joyce Macheca and Judy Bergner; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, infant son and a granddaughter. Graveside services and burial were held April 17, 2017 at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, Calif. The Navy and the Lancaster BPO Elks 1625 participated in the service.

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