Father Berendt, ordained a priest May 25, 1957, served as a seminary teacher, director of retreat centers and as a preacher of conferences and retreats throughout the U.S. In addition, he served as a director of vocations and as novice director for the Passionist Community.
He was assigned to the Sacred Heart Passionist Community on Newburg Road in 2019. He became a resident of Nazareth Home earlier this year.
Survivors include a sister, Theresa Mikulec; a brother, Harry Berendt; and many nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 15 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center in Detroit. Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.