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Robert D. Bernhagen

February 3, 1948 — May 18, 2022

Robert "Bob" Bernhagen, 74 of Billings, MT formerly of Ellendale, ND died May 18, 2022 at Billings Clinic Hospital. His memorial service will be held 11:00am June 25, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Paul Preus officiating. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery with Military Rights. Robert’s service will be live streamed here on his obituary page. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel. Bob was born to Elvira (Bernhagen) Keller on Feb. 3, 1948. He began his education in Ellendale, North Dakota, and graduated from the University of North Dakota. He served in Vietnam from Jan. 21, 1970, to Aug. 26, 1971, earning the rank of sergeant. Bob held various positions throughout his career, retiring as a government security agent. Throughout his life, he was a caring son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Bob will always be remembered for his caring personality and living a strong moral code. Bob had a special part in everyone’s family. Although Bob did not have children of his own, he delighted in creating memories with his many nieces and nephews, to treasure for years to come. No sacrifice was too great for him to make for those whom he cared for. Bob was blessed to be part of a large and loving family. He is survived by siblings Elvira Henderson (Roger), Mounds View, Minnesota, Vera Louise Bernhagen, Ellendale, North Dakota, William Bernhagen, Sheridan, Wyoming, Eric Bernhagen (Rosalie) Vandalia, Illinois, Susan Dempsey (Bob), Williston, North Dakota; sister-in-law Nancy Bernhagen, Rapid City, South Dakota; Sandy Bernhagen, Billings. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elvira Keller; stepfather Leo Keller; brother Alan Bernhagen; and his great niece Hart-Lynn Bernhagen. He was a man who was loved by all who knew him and, in his passing, will be sincerely and deeply missed.
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