|#1 Published by Omaha World-Herald Nov. 15, 2021. |
Bergman, Bernard "Bernie"
March 8, 1933 - November 9, 2021
Preceded in death by brothers: Byron Bergman (Mary Helen), Ralph Bergman (Betty), Don Bergman (Myra), and Bruce Bergman. Survived by wife, Lynn Bergman; daughter, Kim Spurgeon; son-in-law, Dane Spurgeon; granddaughter, Lindsay Peterson (Troy); grandson, Lee Mohon (Jessica); great-grandchildren: Tristan Mohon, Landri Mohon, Graham Peterson, and Logan Peterson; sister-in-law, Sharon Bergman; nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: Wednesday, November 17th, from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11:00am, all at West Center Chapel. INURNMENT: Omaha National Cemetery at 2pm, with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.
#2 Funeral Leaflet
Bernie was born in Blair, Nebraska on March 8th, 1933 to Ben and Charlotte Bergman. He had four brothers: Byron, Ralph, Don and Bruce.
Bernie graduated from Bennington High School in 1951 and began working for Northwestern Bell that summer. In 1953, he was drafted into the Army where he was assigned to the 553rd Engineer Battalion as an electrician in the Korean War.
After he was discharged from the Army in the summer of 1955, he met Lynn Achenbach, and married her on May 29th, 1959. They had one daughter, Kim Spurgeon.
Bernie worked for Northwestern Bell and AT&T Information Systems over the course of 37 years. He worked in Winner SD, Huron SD, and retired in Rapid City SD. Upon his retirement, he started his own company, B & W Communications. After his successful business venture, he officially retired in 2012. In April 2013, he and Lynn moved to Omaha to be closer to their daughter.
In his younger years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed carpentry and loved to help a friend or neighbor with a project. As his health began to slow him down, he loved to drive his pickup truck to watch the construction workers at the various job sites around Omaha.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Lynn Bergman of 62 years; daughter, Kim Spurgeon; son-in-law, Dane Spurgeon; granddaughter, Lindsay Peterson (Troy); grandson, Lee Mohan (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Tristan Mohan, Landri Mohan, Graham Peterson and Logan Peterson, sister-in-law, Sharon Bergman, numerous nieces and nephews.
In Loving Memory of Bernard “Bernie” Bergman
Born March 8, 1933 Blair, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest November 9, 2021 Omaha, Nebraska, Age 88 years, 8 months, 1 day
Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11 a.m. Memorial Service Omaha, Nebraska. Officiant: Pastor Tim Hall.
Following the service, please join the family for a luncheon at West Center Chapel.
Inurnment: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2 p.m. Omaha National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. Military Rites by American Legion Post #1. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project.
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~
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