Iris L. Berguson
Iris L. Berguson, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 1, 1927, in Blossburg, the daughter of Stanley and Margaret Grover Strong. Most recently she was a resident of the Care Home in Mainesburg. She and her husband were owners of the Berguson Dairy Farm prior to their retirements. Iris was a retired letter carrier at the Mansfield post office. Their son, Bruce, now owns and operates the family farm.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Berguson, in 1998, her son, Dr. Paul Berguson in 2013, daughter-in-law, Peggy Berguson, in 2013, her sister, Sally Ward, and brother, Stanley (DeeDee) Strong.
She is survived by her son, Bruce and his fiancee Teresa Carter, of Mansfield, and her daughter, Deidre Jago and her husband John, of Venice, Fla. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Dr. Mark, Tim and Dr. Luke Berguson, and Jocelyn (Brad) Miller, of Conyngham, and William (Leslie) Jago, of Leonardtown, Md. Four great-grandchildren also survive: Lillian and Soren Miller, and Andrew and Alaina Jago. Three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Iris was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield where she sang in the choir and served on several committees. Prior to her illness she was active in planning the annual Blossburg High School Alumni reunions. She graduated from Blossburg High School in 1944, and attended one year in nursing school in Philadelphia, prior to her marriage.
She and Walt traveled extensively and attended numerous reunions for the Second Armored Division. Iris served as secretary, vice president and eventually president of the Women’s Auxiliary for that organization.
She was an accomplished bowler and was inducted in the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. For many years she helped plan the annual banquet for the Sports Hall of Fame.
According to her wishes, there will be no public viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Care (which provided loving care in her final years), 109 Williams Road, Mansfield, PA 16932, Mansfield First Baptist Church, 7 Sherwood St., Mansfield, PA 16933, or to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 561 Arnot Road, Blossburg, PA 16912.