Bruce D. Bergae
SPRINGFIELD – Bruce D. Bergae, 61, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Elgin on October 16, 1951, to Donald and Irene (Gei-ser) Bergae, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Cynthia Irsik in 1970 in Dundee; they divorced in 2008.
Bruce was self-employed.
He is survived by his sons: Rodney (Tracy) Bergae, Steve (Renee) Bergae and Michael (Amanda) Bergae; daughter, Diane (Matthew) Lauterbach; 12 grandchildren: Amanda Horn, Alexandra, Jacob, Tyler and Chelsea Bergae, Kailey and Ryan Lauterbach, Michael, Gregory and Jessica Esper, Eric Snider, Kewonne Michael, and Chris Jackson; 1 great-grandchild, Elijah Horn; brother, Ken (Tracey) Irsik; sisters: Sandy (Mike) McFall and Christine (Steve) Merritt; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, with the Rev. Msgr. John R. Ossola officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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