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William Leo (Bill) Berberet

William Leo (Bill) Berberet   William Leo (Bill) Berberet, age 88, of Edina, MO, died Thursday evening October 2, 2014, at his home in Edina.

   He was born February 16, 1926, at Edina, MO, the son of Leo Francis and Gertrude F. Geising Berberet.

   He was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Waggener on February 24, 1973, in Edina, MO.

   Surviving are his wife Ruth Ann Berberet of Edina, MO, one daughter Linda Sue Howald and husband Alan of Moberly, MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Mary Jane McEvoy.

   Bill received his education at St. Joseph Catholic School in Edina.  He served his country in the United States Army Air Force as an Airplane Armorer Gunner from 1944 to 1946.

   Bill lived in Knox County where he received his education.  He was employed with Kelly’s Furniture, Leon Karhoff Construction, Douglas Air Craft in Tulsa, OK, Gillaspy & Kincaid John Deere, Sydenstricker John Deere and Knox County Soil & Water District.  Bill was always busy.  He enjoyed woodworking, lawn and car care and talking to family and friends.  Bill was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

   A mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2014, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, MO.  Father Joseph Hoi officiated the services.  Burial with full Military Honors was in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Edina, MO. Music was provided by Nancy Reardon, organist and Brent Karhoff, soloist. Casket bearers were Dud Gillaspy, Clay Marshall, Randy Doss, Randy Parton, John Bode and Jack Reardon. Honorary bearers were Romie Kriegshauser, Jerome Kurth, Alvie Parrish, Howard Florea, Don Kutcher, Kirk Strange, Jim Willier and St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Members.

   Memorials in memory of William L. (Bill) Berberet may be made to the Knox County Local Cancer Fund, Northeast MO Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.