Archive for Wednesday, July 28, 1993


July 28, 1993


Services for Armour D. Berneking, 70, Fort Collins, Colo., were to be 2 p.m. today at the Harmony Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins. Additional services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Mr. Berneking died Sunday, July 25, 1993, at a Denver hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1923, at Simpson, the son of Henry and Esther M. Peterson Berneking.

In 1945, Mr. Berneking joined the staff of the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, Mo., as a research chemist. From 1955 to 1963, he was a research chemist and technical service liaison with Shell Agricultural Research Division and the Shell Development Co.

He retired to Fort Collins from Alexandria, Va., in 1985 after 22 years with the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. He was director of the Division of Food Technology.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1945 to 1946. He received an undergraduate degree from Fort Hays State College, and master's and doctoral degrees in physical chemistry from Kansas State University.

Mr. Berneking was a member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins. He was a charter member of Federal Senior Executive Service and a member of the Institute of Food Technologists. He received the FDA Award of Merit in 1974.

He also worked with the Boy Scouts of America and served as Teacher Deacon and Elder at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Va.

He married Helen L. Kilmer on Oct. 2, 1948, at Kansas City, Mo. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Claudia Whitcomb, Fort Collins, Colo.; a son, Michael, Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Carol Ziegler, Minneapolis, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa.

The family suggests memorials to the Harmony Presbyterian Church Building Fund sent in care of the Barnett Funeral Home of Oskaloosa, which is in charge of arrangements.

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