Earl Bergadine

Earl Bergadine, Retired Commander United States Coast Guard Reserves, 85 of Gainesville, passed away on December 23, 2018 at Shands UF. Earl was born on January 16, 1933 in Marissa Illinois to Marvin and Doris Bergadine. He graduated from Marissa High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years and Retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserves after many years of Service. Earl also retired from the Florida Department of Transportation. He was a volunteer of Lake Forest Elementary School, Eastside High School including their Band Boosters and Athletic Boosters, and a member of the Gainesville Rose Society. He was very active with his church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as Elder Emeritus. His family and Military Service brought him the most enjoyment in life. Mr. Bergadine was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Veda Hurst Bergadine in 2015, parents, Marvin and Doris Bergadine, a sister, Florence and a grandson, Christopher Michael Goettling. He is survived by his daughter Jane (Van) Goettling, a son Tom (Joan) Bergadine, 9 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Milam Funeral Home, Funeral Services on Friday December 28, 2018 at 11:00 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 3411 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, Florida 32606.

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