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Elmer "Emmer" Bergman
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1915
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 2011
Collier County
Florida, USA

Elmer "Emmer" Bergman, 96, a longtime resident of Virginia, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Naples, Fla.

He was born July 23, 1915, in Virginia, the son of Eric and Augusta (Carlson) Bergman.

Elmer married Mary "Mitzi" Elias on Sept. 1, 1937, and they raised two boys, William (Bill) and Bruce, in Virginia.

Elmer was a graduate of Virginia High school and Virginia Jr. College. He was employed by the Oliver Mining Company and later by U.S. Steel, where he retired in 1978 following 40 years of service.

A true music lover, Elmer played trombone in a traveling swing band, the Virginia City Band and Orchestra as a young man and continued to play the harmonica throughout his adult life.

An avid outdoorsman, Emmer enjoyed hunting and fishing, eventually building a cabin in Canada to act as a base camp for his pursuit of ducks, deer, and walleyes. He also helped found the original Virginia-Lenont Curling Club and remained active in the sport into his 90's. He was a long time member of the Virginia Elks club. He was one of the longest continuous members of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Virginia.

Most of all, Elmer enjoyed spending time with his beloved family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son William; and his brother Eric "Jeb" Bergman.

Created by: JudyH
Record added: Nov 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79722001


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