OBITUARY

Richard F Bergmann Jr.

January 2, 1926May 5, 2012

Richard F. Bergmann Jr. ( Dick ) passed away May 5, 2012 in Marco Island, FL following a courageous battle with Melanoma. Dick was born in LaGrange, IL – January 2nd, 1926, and lived in Cleveland, OH and Winnetka, IL until leaving for college & enlisting in the US Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Dick is survived by his sons, Rich Bergmann (Nancy) – San Diego, CA, Peter Bergmann (Nancy) – Indianapolis, IN, Gordon Bergmann (Francine) – Simpsonville, SC, and his 7 grandchildren, Michelle, Katie, Alexandra, Caroline, Cameron, Morgan and Felicia. Dick lived in Marco Island for the last 35 years, and would summer in the Northern Michigan region of Lake Charlevoix, and his former home in the Indianapolis / Carmel, IN area. A graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, WS, Dick moved to Minneapolis, MN following graduation and worked with Link Belt – Machinery & Equipment. While living in Minneapolis, he met his wife, Doris ( Dolly ) McQueen. When he accepted a transfer to Johannesburg, South Africa, Dolly joined him and they were married in Johannesburg in 1954. Dick had an action filled career in the Heavy Machinery & Automotive OEM industry, and held tours of duty with Link Belt in Minneapolis, Johannesburg, SA, Chicago, Detroit, Summit, NJ, and finishing his career in Indianapolis, IN with PTC, where he retired as President. Dick spent the last years traveling with his great friend Shirley Thayer of Marco Island, and she provided wonderful care over for him the last 8 months. An active member of the emerging Marco Island community, he was involved with the Water Commission, Cape Marco Board of Directors, and the vestry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Marco Island on May 17th, 2012 at 11:00am. Dick’s favorite charity and his request for memorial is the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Pre-School for at Risk & Underprivileged Children.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 17, 2012
REMEMBERING

Richard F Bergmann Jr.

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Mary Feeney

May 19, 2012

Dear Bergmann Family,
I will keep your family in my prayers, We are so sorry and sympathy for your loss.

Dirk Wipperman

May 16, 2012

Our thoughts and sympathy for the loss your Dad. He will be greatly missed.

Julie Bennett Dreesen

May 16, 2012

Dearest Rich and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss, will keep all in thought and prayer. With love and in sympathy, Julie Bennett Dreesen

May 16, 2012

Rich, Tim, Peter, Gordon and Shirley
May you be blessed with the gentle healing that time provides. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
+On behalf of the Nolan family

Robin Fisher

May 16, 2012

Peter, Richard and Gordon and your families, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Dick was a good man and it is never easy to lose a parent. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Madi Shiffrin

May 15, 2012

Dick was a part of my Monterrey Condominium life for almost as long as I have been there, almost 14 years. When he was President of the Board of Directors he used to come into the office every morning to find out what was new. I used to do a lot of his typing work, as he did not own a computer. He used to say that I was very good at reading his handwriting. It won't be the same around here without seeing him. My thoughts are with the Bergmann Family

May 15, 2012

to my friend peter,nancy,felicia,im very sorry for your loss.i am thinking of you.hopeing that the days will get better.lucy

May 13, 2012

We are friends and go to church with Peter & Nancy. We are praying for strength, comfort & peace for your family.
In Him, Ted & Pam Pratt (Lebanon, IN)

May 13, 2012

To all of us who knew Richard, he will be truly missed.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Derek and Bonnie Beebe

Ronald Eaton

May 13, 2012

Dick was a close friend and business associate. We spent a lot of time together over the years both professionally and just staying in touch after we retired. I learned a lot from Dick and we had some great times traveling and visiting. I will truly miss our monthly chats on the phone and our visits when he came to Indiana a few times each year. Ron Eaton