Friday, February 25th, 2011
Richard S. Bergman, 89, New Bremen, died at 5:58 p.m. Feb. 23, 2011, in the emergency room of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born April 10, 1921, in Maria Stein to Lawrence and Frances Bruns Bergman. On Oct. 3, 1953, he married Ivalou Greve, who survives near New Bremen.
Also surviving are five children, Diane (Ron) Moeller, Peninsula, Rebecca (Rolf) Wielick, Seattle, Wash., Lisa (Bob) Moeller, New Bremen, Dan Bergman, New Bremen, and Greg (Karen) Bergman, Bowling Green; five in-laws, Thomas Minch, Xenia, Robert Willhoff, Tipp City, Luetta Ruppert, Wapakoneta, Victoria Rohrbach, St. Marys, and Nelson Greve, Wapakoneta; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are three siblings, Marinus Bergman, Irene Minch and Teresa Willhoff.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen and the American Legion Post 571 of Maria Stein. He served in the European Theater during World War II with the United States Army Air Corp. He was a farmer and retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys after 43 years.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. today at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church.