David Bergman

David Lee Bergman, 68, Luverne, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

Visitation was Sunday, July 22, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family committal of cremains will take place at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

David Bergman was born July 10, 1950, to Ervin and Elsie (Gerloff) Bergman in Luverne. He graduated from Magnolia High School and later from Pipestone Vocational School as a meat cutter.

Dave married Connie Hanssen on March 13, 1971, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The couple lived in Sioux Falls for a short time where Dave worked at Sunshine Foods. They then moved to Luverne where Dave worked as a veterinarian assistant at Rock County Veterinarian Clinic and at Southwestern Youth Services in Magnolia. Dave also raised stock cows for over 50 years.

He enjoyed attending flea markets and all of his grandchildren’s sporting events, especially football and basketball. Dave traded and sold collectible toys and antiques. He loved to drive around in his pickup visiting with his family and buddies.

Dave is survived by his wife, Connie Bergman, Luverne; a daughter, Angela (Tony) Olson, Garretson, South Dakota; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sydney and Collin Olson, all at home; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Bergman, Luverne; nephews Brian (Tami) Bergman, Brad (Paula) Bergman, Andrew (Angelique) Hanssen and Aaron (Taylor) Hanssen; and a niece, Cassandra (Derek) Marshall; his mother-in-law, Vivian Hanssen, Ellsworth; and a brother-in-law, Ron (Loree) Hanssen, Hebron, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lloyd and Leon Bergman.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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