Roy Bergman (Veteran)

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Captain Roy R. Bergman, age 75 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, September 27, 2010, at the University Hospital, Columbia, Mo. Roy was born November 5, 1934, in DeSoto, Mo., the son of August J. and Susanne L. Guettler Bergman. He was married on February 22, 1953, in DeSoto, Mo., to Frances F. Pinson. Roy was a 1952 graduate of DeSoto High School. He was a 1968 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico, Va., and a 1975 graduate of Lincoln University with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He was a retired Missouri State Trooper with over 37 years of law enforcement experience. After a brief military career in the United States Army, Roy joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol, working his way from Trooper to Division Director of the Research and Development Division. He spent time as an instructor and assistant director of the department's training division and academy, as well as commanding Troop F in Jefferson City, Mo. After retiring, Roy was named the interim Chief of Police of the Wentzville, Mo. police department until a permanent chief could be retained. Roy has been teaching firearms-related classes to law enforcement officers for over 30 years. Roy was a member of the First Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher, and youth sponsor. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge; Moolah Temple, St. Louis, Mo.; the National Rifle Assn.; and the Wears Creek Yacht Club. Roy was a very active person who enjoyed snow skiing, playing power volleyball, and running. He loved the Lord, singing in the choir, and his dear friends in the Irwin Sunday Class. Roy loved to laugh and make people laugh. Most of all, Roy loved guns and shooting and people who shared that love. But more than anything else in this world, Roy loved being with his friends and family making precious memories. Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, Fran Bergman; four daughters, Sue Logston and her husband Mike of Jefferson City, Mo., Laura Bergman Pintcke and her husband Ted of Overland Park, Kan., Tracy Bergman Choisser and her friend Darrell Lueckenhoff of Jefferson City, Mo., and Kelley Kuensting and her husband Gary of Jefferson City, Mo.; his twin sister, Joy Steiner and her husband Norman of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Warren Bergman and his wife Joyce of Florissant, Mo.; his sister-in-law, Shirley Bergman of Florissant, Mo.; and nine grandchildren, Caleb Logston and his wife Edie, Seth Logston, Kelsey Logston, Rachel Israel and her husband Matt, Audrey Pintcke, Sarah Miller and her fiancÈ, Kelly Tannehill, Amy Miller, Kayla Jones and her husband Casey, and Suzie Kuensting; seven great-grandchildren, Cadie Logston, Alayna Logston, William Logston, Ellie Israel, Ariana Miller, Xavier Jones, and Jayda Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Emma Jean House in 2008; one brother, Colonel Arthur Bergman in 2002; and one son-in-law, Allen Choisser. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.; Mo. Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (MASTERS); or the First Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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