|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1976|
Andrew, 58, died in a long-term care facility.
His nieces tell stories about Andrew always making sure their freezer was stocked with meats and other foods-- even if that meant sneaking the food into the back door when he hoped no one was looking. They told a touching story about him coming over to take them to an amusement park the week after their mother died suddenly and tragically. Its as if, single and middle aged, Andrew was sitting around contemplating what would make little girls feel better after such a loss.
Andrew also had a friend with an airplane and he would go with his nieces (except the one with a weak stomach) on airplane rides around town. He dedicated a lot of time and thought into trying to help his sister Cecelia's family after her death, it says a lot about his character. One of his nieces said that to her "Andrew represented life going on."
He was a kind and a compassionate soul. "Our protector" as one of his nieces told me. All of those little girls that he tried so hard to care for still love and care about him.
He and his brother, Leo, traveled around Ohio in their later years. He lived with his brothers Stephen, Leo, Robert, and Herman until his death. He was the reported cook in the group. He and Robert died first and are therefore buried a short distance apart from their brothers Herman, Leo, and Stephen in St. Rose Cemetery.
He was born in St. Rose, to Frank Bergman and Elizabeth (Puthoff) Bergman.
Never married, surviving are sisters, Catherine Grieshop, Regina Albers and brothers Stephen, Leo, Robert, Herman, and Mike.
Andrew's sister Regina, probably his brother Stephen, and probably his mother suffered from polycystic kidney disease, a genetic condition which causes kidney failure and also increases the victim's risk for kidney cancer. Andrew probably suffered from this genetic condition as well because at a relatively young age, Andrew developed renal carcinoma which metastasized to his bones. It was a very painful way to die and toward the end he was so crippled by the pain that he was praying for death. It saddens me to think about someone who spent so much time thinking about helping his family dying in such a difficult way.
Frank Bergman (1876 - 1965)
Elizabeth Puthoff Bergman (1878 - 1941)
Stephen C Bergman (1904 - 1986)*
Leo D Bergman (1906 - 1990)*
Catherine R Bergman Grieshop (1907 - 1994)*
Robert F Bergman (1910 - 1970)*
Herman J Bergman (1910 - 1988)*
Regina Rose Bergman Albers (1912 - 2007)*
Cecelia B Bergman Steinlage (1916 - 1960)*
Andrew G. Bergman (1917 - 1976)
Michael J Bergman (1920 - 1982)*
Saint Rosa Catholic Cemetery
Maintained by: A. Chronicler
Originally Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
Record added: Mar 31, 2007
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