MINSTER - LeRoy F. Bergman, 89, of 139 N. Hanover St., Minster, died at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center, where he had been a patient for three weeks.
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He was born April 11, 1924, in Minster to John and Clara (Schulze) Bergman and was married on June 5, 1948, to Rita Melcher, who survives. He is also survived by a brother, Paul and Pat Bergman, of Fort Loramie; a sister, Ruth Roth, of Celina; and a sister-in-law, Norma Bergman, of Fort Loramie.
Deceased siblings include Urban and Teck Bergman, Luella and George Sommer, Lester Bergman and a brother-in-law, Ralph Roth.
Melcher in-laws include Helen Priske, of Dayton, and Ruth Hinker, of Minster, and a deceased sister-in-law, Margaret Anthony.
LeRoy was a member of St. Augustine Church, Minster, the New Bremen Rod & Gun Club, Newport Sportsman's Club, and he was a Grand American Handicap National Champion in 1961. He was retired from Minster Machine Co. after 44 years and then worked at Precision Strip Inc. for 15 years. He was also a member of the 25 Year Club at Minster Machine.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, 2013, at St. Augustine Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding, presider. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 until 6 p.m., Sunday, and 9 until 9:30 a.m., Monday, at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials may be made to the New Bremen Rod & Gun Club.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 4, 2013