BERGMAN, J. M. 1896-1949
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Date: 10/27/2016 at 16:56:17
J. M. Bergman Died Suddenly November 13
Suffers Heart Attack At His Home Shortly After He Had Eaten Breakfast. Had Been In Good Health Before.
J. M. Bergman, widely known throughout Grundy county and a former Grundy County Supervisor, died at his home a short distance north of Stout Sunday morning shortly after he had eaten breakfast. He had been in apparently good health. He was stricken suddenly with a heart attack and died within a few minutes. The sudden death of this 53 year old well beloved man came as a shock to the community in which he spent most of his life. While he had for some time been afflicted with high blood pressure his condition was not regarded as serious.
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the Reformed church at Stout with Rev. W. J. Hayenga officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Stout. There was a very large attendance at the service.
Was a Member of a Family of 13
Mr. Bergman was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bergman. He came from a family of 13 children. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. He grew up on a farm in Beaver township and attended school there. He was born August 4th, 1896. On September 28th in 1921 he and Elizabeth Knock were married. The early years of their life were on a farm in Butler county a short distance across the Grundy county line. About 15 years ago they purchased a farm north of Stout which has been the home of the family. Since coming to this farm the home has been completely remodeled and modernized and new buildings have been erected. It is listed among the well improved and very productive Grundy county farms.
Mr. Bergman served three terms as a member of the Grundy county Board of Supervisors from the Fairfield-Beaver district. He attained high rank as a public official and served as the board's chairman. He was first elected to the county board in 1935 and served three years. He was out for one term and was elected again in 1941 and again three years later. His term on the board expired January 1, 1947.
Mr. Bergman was a veteran of World War I and an active member in the American Legion.
Many Surviving Relatives
Mr. Bergman is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. The sons are Harold, Marlyn, Robert. Harold is a student at the State University, Marlyn is employed in Grundy Center, Robert and the two daughters, Mildred and Mary Ann, are at home. Other surviving relatives are his mother who lives in Stout, 5 brothers, Joe, Grundy Center, Hillert, George and Andrew and Ted of Beaver township. There are four sisters: Mrs. Charles Nevenhoven, New Hartford; Mrs. Oscar Miller, Stout; Mrs. Will Dreesman of New Hartford and Rose Bergman of Stout.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 November 1949, pg 1
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