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Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Velma Bergman
Velma M. Bergman, 92, Maria Stein, died at 5:40 a.m. Oct. 31, 2014, at The Gardens of St. Henry.
She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Egypt, to Joseph and Cecelia Wehrman Prenger. On Nov. 18, 1941, she married Herbert R. Bergman, who died Nov. 12, 2003.
Surviving are children, JoAnn Kunkler, Carthagena, Thomas Bergman, Beaumont, Texas, Dorothy Wilker, Englewood, Mildred (John) Heitkamp, Tipp City, Michelle (Gary) Paulus, Vandalia, Ted (Sarah) Bergman, Maria Stein, Theresa Bergman, Richland, Wash., Janet (Kris) Darr, St. Marys, and Jon (Julie) Bergman, Maria Stein; 44 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Alma Prenger, Coldwater, Irene Prenger, Egypt, Evelyn Kunkler, New Weston, Wilma Wynk, Coldwater, Art (Ann) Bergman, Maplewood, and Barbara Winner, Osgood.
Also deceased are sons-in-law, Donald Kunkler and Donald Wilker; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bernadine (Dan) Hoelscher, Loretta (Victor) Huelskamp, Estella (Edward) Piekenbrock, Irene (Louis) Otte, Victor Prenger, Mark Prenger, and Sally (Andy) Sommers; in-laws, Verena (Vitalis) Grilliot, Lester Bergman, Virgil Bergman and Fred Kunkler; and a daughter, Jean Bergman.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, and St. Ann's Rosary & Altar Sodality. She worked for Buckeye Apparel, Valley Nursing Home and Bergman Tool.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, Maria Stein.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be made at
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