Wilbert Glen Berning

Wilbert Glen Berning, 71, Norborne, MO., passed away peacefully Friday, February 1, 2013 at NorthCare Hospice House. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Trinity Lutheran Church, 204 N Pine St, Norborne, MO, followed by a Memorial Service with Pastor Scharff at 11 a.m. with burial following in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Fund in care of the church.

Glen was born October 2, 1941 in Norborne, Mo to Herbert Berning and Melba Hart Berning. He was a life long resident of Norborne, graduated from Norborne High School, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He served 3 years in the United States Army and worked in Carroll County for the Missouri Department of Transportation, retiring in 2001. Glen was an active member of Lions Club International and was a Past District Governor for District 26I. Glen was everyone’s best friend and will be remembered by all for his outgoing personality and his big smile.

Survivors include his son John Berning and wife Trina, Springfield, MO; daughter Glenda Carmack and husband Ron, Warrensburg, MO; brother Jim Berning and wife Betty, Excelsior Springs,MO; sister Deloris Rice and husband Joe, Kansas City, MO; brother Jerry Berning and wife Marian, Richmond, MO. He had 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was a beloved uncle to Valorie, Sara, Jodi, Sherri, Doug, Jill and Jason. He was preceded in death by his fraternal twin brother Herbert Gene Berning and his parents.

Condolences may be left online at http://www.heartlandcremation.com.


  1. Linda Persing on February 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Dear Glenda,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You look a lot like your dad. I know you all will miss him immensely. Wanted to let you know my thoughts are with you.

  2. David and Earlene Martin on February 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man and always had a smile on his face. I am sure he will be missed by many!

  3. Connie Bowman on February 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Dear Glenda,
    Your dad was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and a quite a dancer!! He will be missed by lots of people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.

  4. Phoebe Ross on February 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    So sorry to here we don’t have Glen’s smile anymore. He was a good friend and I know he will truly missed.

  5. Ricky Rouse on February 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Glen was one of the good guys. Always had a smile on his face. He was one of the best men I ever knew. RIP Glen. God bless you and your family.

  6. John and Jane Metz on February 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Glen was a great asset to the Norborne community. We will miss seeing him at the Main Street Restaurant and also John will miss seeing him in Carrollton at the Lion’s Club meetings..Our sincere sympathy to all of you…

  7. Steve & Elena Feild on February 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Glen. He was the most friendliest person you could find in Norborne. He will be missed. He always had a smile on his face. May he rest in peace.

  8. Bernice White on February 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Glen’s family.

  9. doug and penny woodmansee/brandy mccormick on February 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Glenda my prayers and thoughts are with you glen was a great man and a true friend we have alot of memories of him with brandy and us i will miss him alot i always got to call him my pillsbury doll boy he would just a laugh and smile real big he is gonna be missed

  10. Linda Murray & Melissa Holland ( Missy Boutin) on February 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Our deepest sympathies to Glenn’s family. My Mother & I live in Norborne, Mo for years and knew Glenn a long time. He was always very kind, very very funny & always smiling. He brought us many cherished memories, he will be sadly missed ! We Love you Glenn.
    Linda & Melissa

  11. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on March 4, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Berning. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

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