Bergmann, The Rev. J. Stephen The Rev. J. Stephen Bergmann died peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2015 after a long and heroic fight with cancer. He was born on January 31, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo and was the son of John and Dorothea (Maier) Bergmann. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David William Bergmann. He married Nancy Vandeventer in 1990 and is survived by her and his sister, Susan Bergmann Calhoun of Kirkwood, his step-son Richard Hanlin of Crothersville, Indiana, his son Michael Bergmann and daughter in law Tanya Bergmann and his adored grandchildren, Tyler and Eva Bergmann of Ballwin, MO. Stephen attended Ladue High School, Central Methodist University, and graduated from Drury University in Springfield, MO. He received his divinity degree from Bexley Seminary in Gambier, Ohio and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1968. After ordination, he served St. Alban's in Bexley, OH; Christ Church in Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Timothy's in Indianapolis, IN; Calvary in Sedalia, MO; St. Paul's in Medina, OH; and then served as interim Rector of St. Christopher's by-the river in Gates Mills, OH; St Mary's in Portsmouth RI and St, Matthew's in Jamestown, RI. After retirement, he served as an associate at St. Peter's in Ladue, and St. Martin's in Ellisville. Stephen was on the Board of the Friends of St, Luke's, and was a trustee emeritus of Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Federation in Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL. He was a volunteer at the Museum of Transport and loved riding trains. Services: A Memorial Service will be conducted at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ladue, 110 N. Warson Rd. at Ladue Rd. on Monday, November 16 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Luke's Center for Cancer Care, 232 S. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO; Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Federation, 583 Sheridan, Columbus, OH; St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ladue, or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4714 Clifton Ave., St. Louis, MO. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL
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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 10, 2015.