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Bernard V Bormann 1909-1996


Posted By: Mary SIcard (email)
Date: 10/7/2013 at 18:20:21

Rites for B. Bormann, 87

Bernard V. Bormann, age 87, of Morris, died May 23 [1996], at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.

Funeral serviced for Bernard Bormann were held May 27, at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris.

Bernie was born April 20, 1909, in Brown, Iowa, to August and Mary (Sturm) Bormann. He grew up and attended school in Estherville, Iowa area, where he later worked as a mechanic.

On September 5, 1935, he married Wilma Wobbe. The couple lived in Iowa until 1937, when they moved to Redwood Falls, where Bernie had a partnership in C&B Auto Supply Store. In 1939, the couple moved to Sauk Centre, where Bernie managed Oman Supply Store. During World War II, he worked as a welder in the Butler Shipyards in Superior, Wisconsin, where he also served as a member of the Wisconsin State Guard. In 1945, the couple moved to Morris, where they owned and operated Bernie's Motor Supply until retiring in 1979. The continued to live in Morris since then.

Bernie was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, and served as a member of the church council. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). Some of his hobbies included fishing, playing cards, dancing, telling jokes, camping, and traveling by car.

Bernard Bormann is survived by his wife, Wilma, of Morris, two Sons: Gerald and his wife, Priscilla, of Plymouth, and Jon, of St. Louis Park, four daughters; Marilyn Rosenburg and her husband, Norman, of Burnsville, Dianne Mahoney, of Winsted, Rosemary Froehle and her husband, Arthur, of Minneapolis, and Carol Kapsen and her husband, Terry, of Edina; a sister, Corrinne Johnson, and her husband, Victor, of Freemont, Ca; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bormann, of Emmetsburg, IA; and a brother-in-law, Jerome Thoma, of Clare, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Jenny Mahoney; five brothers; and two sisters.

Father Gerald Dalseth officiated at the services. Mrs. J.M. Kolloran served as organist, with the Assumption Choir providing the vocal music. Pallbearers were Sean Mahoney, Francis Schealler, Don Johnson, Ray Jost, Bill Haugen, Leo Kirwin, John Keute, and Tom Brandt. Honorary pallbearers were all his grandchildren and friends. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Morris.

Arrangements were with Pedersen Funeral Home, Morris.

Donations may be made to the MCCL in memory of Bernie. (Sun Tribune, Morris, MN, May 30, 1996)


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