Hortense Jean Bergin
Hortense Jean Bergin, age 88, of Elkhart Lake, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at her home.
She was born on September 14, 1924 in the Town of Rhine daughter of the late DeLyle and Margaret (Schultz) Miller.
She attended grade school and graduated from Elkhart Lake High School.
On December 15, 1942 she married Henry Bergin in Plymouth. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Hortense was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth where she was a member of the Willing Workers, was the past president of the Naomi's Circle, sang in the Choir, and taught Sunday School.
During her working years she was employed at the Lakeshire Marty Company in Plymouth. In her free time she enjoyed collecting cookbooks, baking wedding and birthday cakes, collecting teddy bears, and spoiling her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons Steven (Susan) Bergin of Stevens Point, Bradley Bergin of Madison, five grandchildren Ashley (Corey Schapiro) Bergin, Seth Bergin, Ethan Bergin, Megan and Kala Bergin, a great-granddaughter Helena Vivienne Schapiro, a brother James Miller, a sister Janet Lammers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Henry, a sister Virginia Schmidt, a brother-in-law Howard Schmidt, a sister-in-law Henrietta Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth with the Rev. James Hoppert officiating. Private entombment will follow in the Garden of Peace Mausoleum in the Town of Sheboygan. Friends may call on Saturday at the Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Schneider Funeral Home & Life Tributes of Plymouth is serving the family.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Hortence Bergin for the Salem United Church of Christ radio broadcasts.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Johnson and his staff, the staff of Cedar Bay Assisted Living in Elkhart Lake, and St. Nicholas Hospice for the wonderful care and concern shown to Hortense and her family.
Online condolences may be sent through www.schneiderlifetributes.com
Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 9, 2013