OBITUARY

Donald Herschel Bergmann

June 16, 1927July 8, 2018
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Donald H. Bergmann, of St. Louis Mo, died July 8th, 2018. Born June 16th, 1927 in Belleville, IL, to Frederick and Florence (Schaefer) Bergmann. Sister, Bee Clare of St. Louis MO, preceded him in death. Mourned by a special friend, Willie J. Meadows of St. Louis MO., and many friends.

Mr. Bergmann graduated from Belleville Township High School in Feb.1945, entered the Army of the United States on Sept. 5th, 1945, serving with the 7th Infantry Division in the occupation of Korea in 1946, receiving an honorable discharge on Jan. 31, 1947 with the rank of Technician 4th Grade.

On June 23, 1947 he entered the employment of the Wabash Railroad CO, St. Louis, MO retiring from Norfolk Southern Railway in Atlanta in Sept. 1987. The last 20 years of his rail career were involved with the development and growth of intermodal transport of trailers and sea containers by rail. After retiring and returning to St. Louis, Mr. Bergmann was involved with historic preservation and museum activities. He served as board member and President (1988-1992) of the Campbell House Museum, past President of the Friends of Tower Grove Park, Consistory member and Treasurer of Holy Ghost United Church of Christ, board member and Counsellor of Landmarks Assn. of St. Louis and founded St. Louis Chapter of the Victorian Society in America in1977. He also served as a board member and past Vice President of the National Victorian Society headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and board member of the German American Heritage Society of St. Louis, MO.

Visitation Saturday July 14, 2018 9 am – 10 am Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63108. Funeral services to follow at 10:30 am. Burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Memorial suggested to Campbell House Museum and Landmarks Assn. of St. Louis

  • FAMILY

  • Florence (nee: Schaefer) Bergmann, Mother
  • Frederick Bergmann, Father
  • Bee Clare, Sister
  • Willie J. Meadows, Special Friend

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Biography

Donald H. Bergmann, of St. Louis Mo, died July 8th, 2018. Born June 16th, 1927 in Belleville, IL, to Frederick and Florence (Schaefer) Bergmann. Sister, Bee Clare of St. Louis MO, preceded him in death. Mourned by a special friend, Willie J. Meadows of St. Louis MO., and many friends.

Mr. Bergmann graduated from Belleville Township High School in Feb.1945, entered the Army of the United States on Sept. 5th, 1945, serving with the 7th Infantry Division in the occupation of Korea in 1946, receiving an honorable discharge on Jan. 31, 1947 with the rank of Technician 4th Grade.

On June 23, 1947 he entered the employment of the Wabash Railroad CO, St. Louis, MO retiring from Norfolk Southern Railway in Atlanta in Sept. 1987. The last 20 years of his rail career were involved with the development and growth of intermodal transport of trailers and sea containers by rail.
After retiring and returning to St. Louis, Mr. Bergmann was involved with historic preservation and museum activities. He served as board member and President (1988-1992) of the Campbell House Museum, past President of the Friends of Tower Grove Park, Consistory member and Treasurer of Holy Ghost United Church of Christ, board member and Counsellor of Landmarks Assn. of St. Louis and founded St. Louis Chapter of the Victorian Society in America in1977. He also served as a board member and past Vice President of the National Victorian Society headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and board member of the German American Heritage Society of St. Louis, MO.

Visitation Saturday July 14, 2018 9 am – 10 am Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63108. Funeral services to follow at 10:30 am. Burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Memorial suggested to Campbell House Museum and Landmarks Assn. of St. Louis