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“Dear Rita and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As former neighbors, best friends and family campers together, we have many...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Charlie and (Sara) Reppert - CO

“Prayers and Sympathy for the Family of Mr Berghoff and May there be peace and love . My parents, Frank and Rita Roberts knew his family and I just...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jian Roberts-Maher - Fort Wayne, IN

“I'd like to extend my condolences to the Berghoff family on behalf of the Mark Becker family. I have fond memories of Mr. B and dad carpooling in the...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Becker - Chelsea, MI

“Dear Rita and family,I want to send my sincere sympathy to you at the passing of your wonderful Dick. Rita, it has been years since we saw you when...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Sally Eckrich - IN

“Neil, Mary and Family- Our deepest condolences for the passing of your father. Please know that Phil and I will be keeping you all in our thoughts...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Phil and Karen Gouloff - IN

“Dear Rita and family. I was so saddened to heard about Dick and my thoughts are will you all.Z He was a very special friend and and co worker. ...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Baker - Friend

“Dear Rita and family. I was so saddened to heard about Dick and my thoughts are will you all. He was a very special friend and and co worker. ...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Baker - Foyt Wayne, IN

“Dear Rita and family,I was so saddened to hear iof Dick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dick loved his family. Even though I...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Baker - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dick was a great friend to allhe met. We grew up on ForestAvenue then renewed ourfriendship at Lincoln in 1957. He was a collection of all...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Dick was a great friend to allhe met. We grew up on ForestAvenue then renewed ourfriendship at Lincoln in 1957. He was a collection of all...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Tim so sorry for your loss of your father , all of your friends will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers . ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dan Pursley - Maineville, OH

“So sorry for your loss Mrs. B. and all the family. I will always have warm memories of all of you from the old neighborhood. I can still picture...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Becker

“As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Dick in the early 60's when our paths crossed while working on projects at my first post-college job at Lincoln Life. He was a mentor for me,...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Vodde - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sympathies to Rita and family. Dick was one of my dad's favorite colleagues. He spoke of him fondly, had great respect for him. Blessings to all...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Marilynn Scherer - Parker, CO

“Dear Rita and family,My sympathy to you and my prayers for Dick, and for your family at your time of loss. Dick's many good works go with him! His...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Rev. John H. Delaney - South Bend, IN

“My deepest condolences to the Berghoff family on behalf of the Pontecorvo family. Mr. and Mrs. Berghoff have been a positive formative force in my...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Pontecorvo - Milano, Italy

“Uncle Rich was a wonderful human being that was very special in my life. My memories of him are forever etched in my heart. He and my Aunt Rita were...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Mike and Diane Sullivan - AZ


Richard Henry Berghoff, 95, died on Monday, April 22, 2019. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, charter class of 1942. He served during World War II in Europe as a member of the infantry, 95th division. On September 25, 1948, he married Rita Ann Zurbuch. He served with the Saint Vincent DePaul Society at Saint Henry's Parish. He also volunteered at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Mary's Soup Kitchen. Dick was an honorary life member of The Knights of Columbus, Council 451. He retired from Lincoln National Life Insurance Company after 41 years of service. After retirement, Dick and Rita enjoyed spending their winters in Tucson, Arizona. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Rita; children, David (Theresa), Mary (Neil Meyer) Berghoff, Jane (Neville) Nason, Jerry (Stephanie), Tim (Kathy); nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. and Mary Corbett Berghoff; sister, Joan Jehl; and son, Dennis Berghoff. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am on Friday, April 26, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1101 Lafayette St, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons, Maplewood Park, 4017 Maplecrest Rd., Fort Wayne. Entombment at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. For online condolences, please visit www.mccombandsons.com.