Norma Bergman

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HOUSTON — Norma M. (Siegel) Bergman, age 87, of Fort Recovery Road, Houston, passed away of natural causes Friday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Henry and Alfrieda (Sommer) Siegel. On June 14, 1950, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Norma married Lester C. Bergman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2003.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Susan Winner, of Minster, Michael and Joan Bergman, of Russia, Lester A. and Candy Bergman, of Fort Loramie, and Mary Lou Fullenkamp, of Minster; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Betty Gossetti, of California and Roger and Linda Siegel, of Fort Loramie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hilda Siegel, of Fort Loramie, Ruth and Ralph Roth, of Celina, and Paul and Patricia Bergman, of Fort Loramie; and dear friend, Lester Brandewie, of Celina.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Richard "Beetle" Winner; one brother, Norbert Siegel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Urban and Teckla Bergman, Lee and Rita Bergman and Luella and George Sommer.

Norma was a 1946 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. She retired from Wilson Health Hospital in 2008, where she had been a switchboard operator for 20 years. She had also been a devoted homemaker and farm wife. Norma was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and St. Ann's Ladies Sodality. She had also been a lifetime member of the Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. She was known to be an excellent cook; she especially enjoyed making applesauce and baking cookies with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Newport with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Church Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday 3 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to Shelby Hills or charity of donor's choice.

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Fort Loramie, OH 45845
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2016