Barbara “Barb” Joan Berndt, 85, of Rogers City passed away peacefully December 19, 2021 at Medilodge in Rogers City.

She was born October 4, 1936 in Detroit to Henry and Marion (Frankford) Grabenstein.

On May 10, 1958 Barb married Robert L. Berndt Sr. at Strathmoor Methodist Church in Detroit. Barb was an excellent bookkeeper who worked at places such as FTD, Western Maryland Railroad, Edward Rose and the Farmington School System and spent many years at the Hammond Bay Biological Station. 

She also worked at JC Penney in Cheboygan and the Hallmark store in Rogers City where she retired in her mid-70s. 

Barb had a love for sewing and spent some time teaching Bishop Sewing classes. Among her hobbies were hikin

g, rock climbing and waterfalls. She was also an avid gardener and loved her flower gardens.

Barb is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert Berndt Sr.; children, Dawn Schram (Berndt), Cheryl Berndt and Robert (Nadene) Berndt Jr.; a sister, Elaine (Jon) Lyons; a sister-in-law, Bernadine Baxter (Berndt); grandchildren, Nicole Schram, Erin Schram, Cory (Rob) DeHeer, Autumn (Matt) DiMambro and Jen (Lane) Tynes; great-grandchildren, Violet, Valen and Jordyn; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.

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