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Bernard G. Bringe

d. April 10, 2021









Bernard Glenn Bringe of Inverness, IL passed away on April 10, 2021.  He was born in Northwood, Iowa, the son of Melvin and Gladys (Pangburn) Bringe.  He received his BS at the University of Whitewater and MBA at Roosevelt University.  He married Erna Lynne Tripp of Greenview, IL, on May 29, 1965.

Bernard was employed by United Airlines from 1966-1992.  He was Passenger Revenue Systems Manager of Revenue Accounting and Analyst.  He served with the US Army from 1955-1957, stationed in France for 18 months.  He was a member of NEA, Chicago Management Club, and Pi Omega Pi. He is listed in “Who’s Who in the Midwest.”  Bernard was a member of the Millikin University Investors Society, Lifetime Member of the Chancellor’s Council–Whitewater Foundation, and Harper College Heritage Society.

Bernard is survived by his wife Erna Lynne, two brothers, Stanley Bringe and Lester Bringe, three sisters Joyce Wakefield, Florence Wilke (Roger), Carol Hagness (Robert).  He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Merlin, and one sister, Lillian King.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Graveside services will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview, IL on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM.


  1. Karen and I have known Bernard for many years. We enjoyed having morning coffees with the entire family. Between Jim Tripp, Bernie Bringe, and Rick Setzer, you can bet we solved some world problems. Then the girls would step in and make us right.
    Erna, our sorrow for you is real. That pit in the stomach is, I’m sure, more prevalent than ever. We will pray for you and fill our hearts with good memory’s. Bless you.

    Rick and Karen Setzer

  2. Our sympathy in your loss of Bernie he was such a wonderful person and perfect gentleman. We have enjoyed being in your llfe for many years with great memories. May your golden memories bring you comfort of the trips and adventures you shared thru your years together. Bernie touched many lives and will be missed just remember he is resting in peace. Love, Velda and Kurt

  3. Jenelle and I send our sympathy to Erna and all Bernie’s family! Thanks Erna for informing us of the sad news. We regret that we really never got to know Bernard; he had a full and distinguished life. Our love and blessings to you !.

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