[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 08:13:45 :

Marin Independent Journal
Wednesday, September 21, 1994
Section B, page 2

Arnold F. Bergen
Novato resident

Memorial services for Arnold F. Bergen of Novato were held in Shafter at the Mennonite Brethren Church of Shafter.

Mr. Bergen died Sept. 16 in Novato. He was 88.

He was born in Weatherford, Okla. He grew up in Shafter after his family settled there in 1918. He married Nellie Petker, his childhood sweetheart, in 1930. He joined the choir at age 15 and became the director of the menís choir.

In 1932 he began his 25 years of service as choir director for the Mennonite Church in Shafter.

The Bergens moved to Marin in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Bergen of Novato; two daughters, Doris Lynch of Novato and Carolyn Franklin of Bakersfield; a son, Paul Bergen of Encinitas; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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