Obit: Bergemann, Harland (1908 - 2009)
Surnames: Bergemann, Follmar, Breitenbach, Rab,
Barr, Stelmacher, Davis
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield,
Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 13 Oct. 2009
Bergemann, Harland (28 Jan. 1908 - 11 Oct.
Harland "Puffy" Bergemann, 101, of Wisconsin
Rapids, formerly of Greenwood, died at Riverview Hospital in
Wisconsin Rapids on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 14, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenwood. The Rev.
Joseph Follmar will officiate, and burial will be in St. Mary's
Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of
service Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with a Knights of
Columbus rosary service at 10 a.m.
Harland Michael Bergemann was born Jan. 28, 1908,
in Black Creek, to Gustave and Ottilia (Breitenbach) Bergemann. He
married Evelyn G. Rab, of Loyal on June 9, 1936, at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Neillsville. Harland was employed by the Wisconsin
State Banking Department and, in 1938, became office manager of
Clark Electric Cooperative, in Greenwood, retiring as general
manager in 1978.
He served as organizer of the Electric
Cooperative Manager's Association, city alderman, city clerk,
member of the Industrial Development Committee and recipient of the
Lions Citizen of the Year award.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Wisconsin Rapids; children Richard (Sharon) of Omaha, Neb., Mary (Robert) Barr of Wausau, Sally (Greg) Stelmacher of Wisconsin Rapids and James (Kathi) of Monroe, La., a sister, Eileen (Ed) Davis of Ocala, Fla., a brother, Grant (Mary) Bergemann of Tucson, Ariz., 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
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