Edna M. Bergquist, age 99, of Fremont, formerly of Uehling

Edna M. Bergquist, age 99, of Fremont, formerly of Uehling
July 24, 1923 - January 27, 2023

Edna M. Bergquist, age 99, of Fremont, formerly of Uehling, passed away Friday, January 27, 2023 at Nye Legacy in Fremont. The funeral will be 11am, Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Elim Lutheran Church near Swaburg, Nebraska. Burial will follow in the Elim Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Visitation will be
Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm. Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

Edna was born July 24, 1923 in Humboldt, NE to Walter Sutorius and Emma Staus Sutorius. She attended country school and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1939. Edna received a music scholarship to  the University of Nebraska graduating in 1943,  with a major in piano and a minor in organ at age 20. Edna played oboe in the Omaha symphony while the men were in World War 2. Edna began playing the piano at age 4 and continued to play throughout her life.

Following graduation from college, she began her music teacher career at Scribner High School followed by moving to Hooper High School. While teaching in Hooper, she met her husband H. Orville Bergquist. They were married in June 1947 and moved to the Bergquist homestead in 1950. At this time, she was a homemaker and mother to three children including a foster daughter. While raising their children, she continued to substitute teach for music.  She accompanied countless singers and also the Uehling Lions Club musical shows, the Uehling High School musicals and 4H Music leader. Edna played for many weddings and funerals throughout the years. She was the choir director/organist at Elim Lutheran Church from marriage until she moved to Fremont. . Edna continued using her musical talent while at Nye Square playing for church and also other musical activities.

In 1971, she turned to teaching Special Education at Oakland-Craig schools and stayed until her retirement in 1989. In 1976, Orville and Edna built a home in Uehling and Edna remained there until February 2011 when she moved to Nye Square in Fremont.

Edna is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orville, grandson Dirk Bohling, foster daughter Mary Zimmerman Bauer, sister Ruth (Gale) Fitzwater and brother John (Agnes) Sutorius, in-laws Harold (Margaret) Bergquist and Hazel (Martin) Olson.

She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Sonia) Bergquist of New York City and Tom (Kay) Bergquist of Lincoln, daughter Jean (Allan) Bohling of Hooper. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Janna (Doug) Bolton, Julie (Christopher) Hanes, Ryan (Mikki) Bohling, Kelsey (Hans) Madsen, Tracy Bornemeier and  8 great grandchildren Kayleigh and Zadie Bolton, Loralie and Dalton Hanes, Jonah, Micah and Bellamy Bohling, Aysha Bornemeier Herndon and a baby on the way.