Ernest Wayne Berhenke
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Ernest Wayne Berhenke
  • November 8, 1940 - September 22, 2016
  • Taylor Ridge, Illinois

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Ernest Wayne Bernenke, Sr., 75 of Taylor Ridge, passed away at home on September 22, 2016.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, September 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Prospect Park Pavilion, Moline. At Mr. Berhenke's request, no flowers, please. Memorials may be made to the family. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.

Ernest was born on November 8, 1940 in Rock Island, a son of George and Dorothy (Beintema) Berhenke. He married Felva Pauline "Polly" Taylor on March 19, 1960 in Davenport, IA. Ernest worked for Rock Island Millwork for 8 years, then went to work at Williams & White Company, Moline, retiring in 2003 following 39 years of service.

Mr. Berhenke was a member of Community Baptist Church, Andalusia. He loved his family, old cars and working on cars, traveling, his grandchildren and great grandbabies.

Survivors include his wife Polly, Taylor Ridge; sons, Wayne, Jr., Taylor Ridge, and Matt (Shanna), Cedar Rapids, IA; daughters, Jodie (Jeff) Toney, Taylor Ridge, and Pam (Scott) Deppe, Belle Plaine, IA; sister, JoAnne (Roger) Sutton, Morrison; brothers, George, Moline, and Daryl (Linda), Silvis; and several grandchildren and great grandbabies.

Mr. Berhenke was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Don, Richard, Kenneth, Gerald, Dorothy, Arlene, and Delores.

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