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Raymond W. Bergmeier, 88, of Earlville died Jan. 1, 2013, in Mendota Lutheran Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, Earlville, with Pastor Del Keilman officiating. Burial will follow at Precinct Cemetery, rural Earlville.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home and one hour prior to services Saturday.
Mr. Bergmeier was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Jackson, Minn., to Ernest and Frances (Becker) Bergmeier. He married Delilah A. Besix Cottingim on Nov. 12, 1954, in Earlville.
He formerly owned and operated Ray’s Tap in Earlville for many years. He also was also a custodian for Earlville Schools for more than 20 years, retiring in 2004. He loved spending time in his flower gardens, and mowed lawns and did yard work for many people.
He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda (Lawrence) Bartels of Mendota; two grandchildren, Jamie Keigley (Justin) Preston of Triumph and Ryan Glaser of Spring Valley; two great-grandchildren, Giuliana Glaser and Jordan Preston; one brother, Ernest “JR” Bergmeier of Hugo, Minn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Delilah, two sisters, Shirley Brandt and Evelyn Bergmeier, and two brothers, Orville and Lawrence Bergmeier.