OBITUARY

ROSEMARY E BERGSMA

May 13, 1927November 9, 2021

.Rosemary Elaine Bergsma of Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021 with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was 94 years old.

Born May 13, 1927 in Detroit she was the daughter of Oscar and Ethel (Kiel) Pratzer. Rosemary was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her Master’s Degree in teaching. She taught for several years in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Public Schools. She was an avid gardener, an amazing cook, and was active in many social clubs, and served as a volunteer teaching adult’s remedial reading. She loved to travel, especially enjoying her trips to Europe. She was a devoted and wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and was a well-respected member of her church community, the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor.

Rosemary is survived by her loving daughter, Elaine Rosemary Bowman; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kristen; 3 great grandchildren, Isaiah, Mason and Abraham; one sister in law Henrietta Ellis; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rudolph Bergsma and one brother Harvey Pratzer.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 15 at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, 608 E. William Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until time of the service. For the health and safety of all attending, asks are required.

In memory of Rosemary, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, 608 E. William St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 15, 2021

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