Francis Walter Berberich

Francis Walter Berberich, 77, passed away Saturday February 29, 2020 at Midland Hospice House. 

He was born February 13, 1943, in Topeka, KS. The son of Thomas Berberich and Dorothy (Chambers) Berberich. 

Francis married Vicki Alexander April 15, 1962. She preceded him in death, as well as their infant son, Chad.  

A celebration of his life well be at 12:00pm Tuesday March 3, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 227 SW Van Buren St, Topeka. 

Francis graduated from Hayden High School in 1961.

He enjoyed a 35 year career at Dupout/Flexel in Tecumseh, Kansas.

After retirement Francis chose a second career at the Prairie Brand Casino in Mayetta, Kansas. He was a poker dealer, which was one of his passions.

Francis resided in Osage City, Kansas from 1978-2017.

He enjoyed taking his family on cross country vacations, playing golf, going to the casino, going to the movies and grabbing a good hamburger.

He was a member of the Eagles and Lions Clubs in Osage City, Kansas.

He will live in the hearts of his daughters, Christine (Pete) Lira and Sherri (Brad) Pollman. Francis is also survived by three sisters, Connie Knight, Donna McCollum and Jayne Berberich, as well as a brother, Kevin Berberich, eight grandchildren, 10, great grand children and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at

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  2. I knew Francis back in the early 60’s when we worked together at Collins Drive-in. I remember a couple things about him. One night after work (Collins closed at 11:45) he was giving me, Janice Harper and Terry Thornton a ride home on his little mo-ped and we got stopped in north Topeka by a police officer. He said it was against the law to ride 3 people on a mo-ped so Terry had to get off and Francis had to take me home and go back and pick up Terry. Also I remember Vicky and she was the only one for Francis. He never looked at any other girls. So sorry for your loss.

  3. I had the opportunity to be in the same graduating class at Hayden High School and to work with Francis at Collins Drive In in our teens. We had fun at work and he was always a joy to be around. My husband Norman also remembers him from Collins. I remember seeing him at class reunions a few times too. Good memories.

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