Corey Lea (Santo) Bergsten, 44, of Winona, KS, died Sunday, February 10, 2019. She was born December 4, 1974, in North Platte, NE, to John and Connie Santo. Corey graduated from Stapleton High School, then attended McCook Community College and the University of Nebraska Kearney, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She loved children and enjoyed working with them as a Head Start Teacher. On June 11, 2005, Corey married Lamar Bergsten, in Stapleton, NE. They had three children, who were her life. Corey loved children and animals and enjoyed helping with 4-H and Girl Scouts. She was an excellent cook and would open her arms to anyone to make them feel included. Corey was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colby.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister Kimberly Santo.
She is survived by her husband; Lamar and children Lacey, Carson and Libby, of Winona, KS; parents, John and Connie Santo, Stapleton, NE; sister Bobbi (Randy) Brening, North Platte, NE and brother John J. Santo, of North Platte.
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colby, with a Vigil and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019, also at the church. Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2019, at St. John’s Cemetery, Stapleton, NE. Memorials are suggested to the Bergsten Children Education Fund and can be sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For condolences or information visit www.baalmannmortuary.com