Erika E. (Stefani) Berglands(1923 - 2013)

Erika E. Berglands, 89, formerly of Bellevue, and recently of Michigan, died at Superior Woods Care Center, Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Mrs. Berglands was born on Oct. 6, 1923, in Latvia, to her now deceased parents, Alberts and Mile (Zvanitajs) Stefani. She came to America in 1949.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue.
She had worked at the former General Electric plant in Bellevue and Norwalk Furniture prior to her retirement.
Survivors include three children, Baiba Rahn (Andy Linell), Michigan, Leva Berglands, Michigan, and Robert Jr. (Beth) Berglands, Bellevue. Also three grandchildren, Erik Cappo, Michael Cappo and Sara Berglands survive.
Erika was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Berglands Sr., whom she married Jan. 31, 1947; he preceded her in death in August 2002.
Services will be held today (Tuesday, March 19) at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, at noon. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St., Bellevue, OH 44811.
Online condolences may be sent to www.auxterfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Bellevue Gazette on Mar. 19, 2013