Bernard "Bernie" Altergott, 45 of Box Elder, died suddenly on November 22, 2009 in Faulkton.
Bernie proudly served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 2006 as a Master Sergeant, serving as the First Sergeant for the 28th SFS/28BW Ellsworth, AFB.
He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Suzanne Altergott and his son, his best buddy, Joseph Altergott.
Bernie is also survived by his mother, Fran Altergott and sister, Karen Altergott. In-laws Barbara & Joseph Guido, Rosemarie & Mike, Joseph & Christina, Michael, Tricia & Bobby, Uncle Joey & Aunt Patty. Nieces & nephews Stephanie, Michael, Joey, RJ, Veronica, Isabella & Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Altergott.
Big Bern will be missed by all his family and friends and will live in our hearts forever.
Visitation will be from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, November 27, 2009 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City and one hour before services.
Services will be at 10am on Saturday, November 28 at the Funeral Home with Father Bill Zandri officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.