Kenneth E Bergmann

The Reverend Kenneth E. Bergmann, Major, USAF Retired, and previous Pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church ELCA, Oxnard, died Nov. 22, 2011, of complications from a long-term heart condition, at the Lexington, Ventura.

He was born Jan. 29, 1930, and lived his early life in Oak Park, Ill. He was a loyal Chicago CUBS fan.

He is survived by Mrs. Louise N. Bergmann, spouse; Mrs Linda Anne Bergmann-Chambreau, daughter, Tijeras, N.M.; Robert K. Bergmann, son, Greeley, Colo.; and four grandsons.

He was a graduate of Indiana University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkley. He was pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Carson City, Nev., where he also was a chaplain for the Nevada legislature and he was a Rotarian. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oxnard for 27 years and was president 1993-1994. He received the Paul Harris Fellow and Rotary Club's Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was president of the Ventura County Council of Churches for several years.

A celebration of his life and ministry will be at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, ELCA, 905 Redwood St., Oxnard, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church will be appreciated. Viewing, at the church, will be before the service.


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Kenneth E Bergmann

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December 4, 2011

My God bless Reverend Ken and his family at this time of transition. I also am a Chicago native and Cub fan. Although I did not know Pastor Ken I am sure he blessed the lives of many people. Special Chicago people, like Pastor Ken, are just caring people who tend to touch the lives of all those who are fortunate to cross their paths. He is in Gods hands and Angelic peace will give him deserved rest and comfort. God bless too, all those who loved him.

Lucinda Wehrkamp

December 3, 2011

I met Pastor Ken while on retreat at St. Mary's in Santa Barbara three years ago. We had a lovely long talk one afternoon about life and faith and meeting him was one of the highlights of my retreat. I am so glad I had the chance to spend a bit of time with him.

Meagan Lafontaine

December 1, 2011

Pastor ken, I remember when we first met a was a little girl at the age of six. You always talked to be about music and how gifted and talented I was and to me you were my greatest romodle and you always supported me through everything. I just want to thank you for everything you helped me in because you are the person who shaped me into who I am today. I love you pastor ken I'll miss you always <3

Beverly LaFontaine

December 1, 2011

Pastor Ken was a very loving man with a heart of gold. He took my daughter Meagan and I under his wing and always made me feel welcomed at Our Saviers Church. Now your with God and watching over everyone. I remember when I met you. You told me jokingly you were gonna Marry Meagan some day! We laughed. And that's how I want to remember you<3