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Leland John Bergmann

Leland John Bergmann, age 85 of Glencoe, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services, at the age of 85 years, eight months, and 11 days.

Leland was born in Belle Plaine on Sept. 8, 1915, the son of John and Agnes (Klaustermeier) Bergmann. He was baptized Sept. 26, 1915, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine, by the Rev. Haupt, and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, by the Rev. Spleiss, May 26, 1929. He attended schools in both Belle Plaine and Lester Prairie.

Leland was united in marriage to Voila Kottke at First Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. A. Streufert on May 22, 1938. Leland and Viola farmed west of Glencoe for 27 years, before moving into Glencoe, where they have resided for the past 28 years.

Employed as a custodian for the public schools, Leland also owned and operated a school bus. He enjoyed the card club and playing cards, especially Schafskopf. As an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, he served on the cemetery board.

Leland is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Roland Bergmann, Melvin Bergmann, and Sylvester Bergmann; and four sisters, Alinda Eickhoff, Viola Tonn Narr, Vinetta Tonn, and Leona Manke.

He is survived by his wife, Viola; two brothers, Harland Bergmann of Ark., and Gilbert (Gudrun) Bergmann of Coon Rapids; sister, Elenora Warner of Princeton; brother-in-law, Roy Manke of Roseville; sister-in-law, Helen Bergmann of Princeton; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 22, 11 a.m., at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Glencoe, with the Rev. Harvey Kath officiating.

The organist was Mary Huebert, and the soloist, Lawrence Biermann sang "On Eagles Wings." The congregation sang "Softly And Tenderly" and "Just As I Am."

Casket bearers were Gale Hoese, Melvin Jungclaus, John Drew, Chuck Schmidt, Randell Tonn, and Dick Manke. Visitation was Monday evening, May 21, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel, Glencoe. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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