Published On: Wed, Mar 30th, 2011

Obituary – Dale J. Bergman

Dale J. Bergman

HARTINGTON — Dale J. Bergman, 86, Hartington, died March 22, 2011, at the Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge.
Visitation, with a rosary and Vigil service, were March 25 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and continued Saturday at church one hour prior to services.
Mass of Christian Burial was March 26  at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating.
Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington, with military rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283.

Pallbearers were Jake Bergman, Ben Bergman, Nick Bergman, Scott Robbins, Dan Pattersson, and Jimmy Guenther.
Dale Joseph Bergman was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Flandreau, S.D., to Joseph P. and Ethel (Gothier) Bergman.  He grew up in Hartington and lived there until entering the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Dale married Eleanor Mary Guenther Feb. 4, 1948, in St. James.  He and Eleanor moved to Shell Lake, Wis., in 1950, where he farmed until moving back to Hartington in 1965.  Dale was a heavy equipment operator until he retired in 1989.
Dale belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Hartington VFW Post #5283.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, Coleridge; seven children and their spouses, Joe and Dian Bergman, Centuria, Wis.; Janet and Bruce Dunning, West Covina, Calif.; Marilyn Robbins, DeWitt; Louise Patterson, Norfolk; Tom and Dee Bergman, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Teri and Charles Magdanz, Dakota City; Doug and Colleen Bergman, Eau Claire, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille Jensen, Hartington; Loretta Bottolfsen, West Point; Dorothy and husband, Rusty Nikel, Oregon City, Ore,; and Madeline Kruse, Fullerton, Calif.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Melissa Robbins; brother, Glenn Bergman; and sister, Laura Whitehorn.