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Duane W. Bergkamp

December 22, 1947 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Duane Bergkamp Obituary

Duane Wilfred Bergkamp, age 76, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away in his sleep on his birthday, December 22, 2023.  Duane was born in Wichita, Kansas to Wilfred Bergkamp and Anna (Wetta) Bergkamp on December 22, 1947.

He graduated from Andale High School in 1965 and then Hutchinson Community College.  He went home to Sedgwick, Kansas to work on the family dairy farm for 22 years.  After selling the farm, he found his new passion as a Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed for 31 years.  Duane helped many clients, no matter their income to plan and invest for retirement.  He was a 4th Degree K of C #4118 and continued working as an event staff member for Best Crowd Management a GardaWorld company.  He loved to travel; visiting 40 states and 19 foreign countries with Carolyn.  Duane was always available for his family, friends and strangers; anyone who needed help.

Duane is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Elaine (Thimesch) Bergkamp whom he married on July 28, 1973.  His daughters are:  Christy (Nick) Jamis; Jill Engle; Lori (Ryan) Zern; Amy (David) McKinley.  Nine Grandchildren:  Tracy (Isaiah), Dallas, Zoey Jamis; Chloe, Abby Engle; Kalea, Xavier Zern; Hunter, Berkley McKinley.  One great-granddaughter Ava Brown.  Duane’s surviving siblings: Alvin Bergkamp, Joanne Reynolds, Leon Bergkamp, Elsie May, Kathleen Arnold, Neal Bergkamp, Theresa Berntsen.  Duane is preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Anna; and one infant brother, Marion.

Rosary is 10:00 AM Saturday, January 6, 2024 followed by a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial, both at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Wichita, KS.  Interment will be in St Anthony’s Cemetery, Garden Plain, KS.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) and St Francis of Assisi Totus Tuus program.


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Recitation of the Rosary
January 6, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Wichita)

Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Wichita)


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