Funeral services for Elsie Ellen Bergfeld, 78, of Conroe will be held on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 3 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Rev. Randy Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2005 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mrs. Bergfeld was born on May 31, 1926 in Ranger, Texas and passed away on September 15, 2005 in Conroe, Texas. She attended Tarleton State University and later graduated from the Chicago Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation, she taught music for several years. She and her husband, Bill, moved to Conroe in 1957, where she taught Kindergarten for 20 years at Anderson Elementary. Elsie helped Bill create and run a successful business, Conroe Feeders Supply, Inc., which has been operating since their arrival in Conroe in 1957.
Mrs. Bergfeld was also active in many organizations: the Montgomery County Fair Association - Lifetime Member, Montgomery County Fair Queen Committee, Montgomery County Trail Riders Association, Montgomery County Scholarship Trail Ride Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Lifetime Member, Womens Box Seat Committee, and the International Committee. In January this year, Mrs. Bergfeld was honored as a diplomat for the International Committee.
Elsie is survived by her husband of 57 years, William A. Bergfeld, Jr. of Conroe; sons, William A. Bergfeld III and wife Lynn Simpson and Chuck Bergfeld and wife Debbi, all of Conroe; brother, Jack Hummel and wife Carol of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Lauren Bergfeld, William A. Bergfeld IV, Bo Bergfeld, Chase Bergfeld, Boone Bergfeld, and Branson Bergfeld. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends also survive. Pallbearers will be Branson Bergfeld, William A. Bergfeld IV, Lauren Bergfeld, Chase Bergfeld, Bo Bergfeld, Boone Bergfeld, and Doug Hail. Honorary pallbearers are Neil Chastain, Dennis Bowman, Stuart Traylor, Lowie Rice, John Burge, Les Kinerd, Mike Patrick, Powell Ward, Nick Capano, and Richard Burks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lone Star Cowboy Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 714, Montgomery, TX 77356.