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Brenton L. Bergstrasser

February 2, 1947 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Brenton Bergstrasser Obituary

Brenton L. Bergstrasser, age 76, of Pittsfield, Illinois, (formerly of Quincy), passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024. He was born in Quincy, Illinois February 2, 1947, to Brenton L. and Rita R. (Keck) Bergstrasser. 

Brent was a 1965 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. Shortly after graduation he was drafted which resulted in him enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. He served from 1966-1969 which included one year of deployment in Vietnam. Following his discharge from the service he returned to Quincy where for several years he worked at the Electric Wheel Company before moving to Santa Anna, California.  While in California Brent worked for Casa De Amigo where he managed a group home for disabled adults. He later moved to Corona Del Mar where he worked several different jobs. In 1995 he returned to Quincy and eventually retired in Pittsfield, Illinois. 

Brent was a big fan of Chicago Cubs baseball and was always ready for spring training to begin in February. His dreams came true when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. He was also a fan of the Chicago Bears. During the summer he raised black raspberries and sold them to members of the Pittsfield community. He was an avid gardener and loved working in his raspberry patch all year round. He also loved his dog Princess and over the years provided shelter for the stray cats in his neighborhood. 

He is survived by his three sisters, Kathy Leonard, Carol Schaffer, Karen (Bill) Young all of Quincy; seven nephews; his son, Jeff (Michelle) of Fresno, California; their sons Cameron Calomiris and Jordan Gonzales; his daughter, Shellya  (Joseph) Hines of Sacramento, California; and their children, Daniel Stebner of Alaska, Timothy Stebner and Nathan Hines of Sacramento, California. 

Brenton was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Grover and Caroline Bergstrasser; his maternal grandparents, John and Laura Keck; his father and mother, Brenton and Rita Bergstrasser; his brother-in-law, Charles Leonard; and several aunts and uncles. 

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made in honor of Brent to the American Legion Post #152 or Pike County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

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