Kelly E. Bergesch, age 62, of Annandale, died of complications due to neuroendocrine cancer on May 25, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, Minnesota.
Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Kelly Ellen Bergesch was born January 6, 1957 in Minneapolis to Robert and Martha (Kelash) Greene. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Patrick Henry High School with the Class of 1975. While in high school, she met Steven Bergesch; they were married on January 3, 1976 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Minneapolis. They were blessed with three children. She worked multiple part-time jobs in order to accommodate caring for her young family; later, she had a career with Target in Buffalo.
Kelly enjoyed helping in her kids activities, including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. In her social life, Kelly liked to play golf and Texas Hold ‘em, help the local Lions Club run raffles and pull-tabs and volunteering at various community functions. She loved to spend time in the garden and play with her grandchildren.
Kelly was diagnosed in the spring of 2017 with neuroendocrine cancer. She sought frequent treatments at Buffalo Hospital and with specialists of this rare cancer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She lived her final days at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. Kelly continued her care and concern for others even after her death by donating her body to the University of Minnesota.
The family would like to extend their gratitude toward the staff at Buffalo Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Quiet Oaks Hospice House for their expertise and care during her journey with cancer. All of the support from family and friends during the hard times was greatly appreciated.
Kelly is survived by her husband, Steve Bergesch of Annandale; her children, Robert of Brooklyn Park, Katie (Rick) Rabenort of Annandale and Krystal (Ben) Oeth of St. Louis Park; grandchildren, Weston, William and Greysen; siblings, Robert Greene, Tracy Greene (Martin Cornell) and Guy Greene; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Music for the service will be provided by St. Ignatius Music Ministry. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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