Harold Bergman (Veteran)

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Harold Lee Bergman, 56, of Noti, Ore., formerly of Russellville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Harold was born January 6, 1956, in Washington, Mo., the son of Jerry Bergman and Lillian (Gerding) Bergman. Harold was a 1974 graduate of Russellville High School where he was active in baseball, basketball and the FFA. After high school he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. and in Georgia where he qualified as Marksman. Harold will always be remembered for his happy go lucky sense of humor and wit. He was an auto mechanic for many years, and Harold and his great-uncle, Jerry Cobb, built and raced stock cars for many years. He also worked on ranches in Montana and Oregon. Harold also enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography, but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed. He was married to Laura Selby, they were later divorced. He is survived by their daughter, Rebecca Bergman of Klamath Falls, Ore. Other survivors include his father, Jerry Bergman (Shirley); and his mother, Lillian Patterson (John); two sisters, Sherry Hirschvogel (Chick) of Russellville, Mo. and Jerri L. Ruskamp of Independence, Mo.; two step- brothers, John Michael Patterson of Portland, Ore. and Mike Bergman (Donna) of Russellville, Mo.; four nieces, Heather Dean (Matt), Traci and Jordan Faiferlick and Emily Ruskamp; one nephew, Brett Bergman; one great-niece, Stacia Dean; one great-nephew, Brayden Ruskamp; one uncle, Don Gerding (Vicki) of Apple Vally, Calif.; and three cousins, Scott Gerding (Patty), Lisa McConnell (Bruce), and Susan Hartman (Gary); a large extended family and many friends. Harold was preceded in death by one sister, Trudy Jo Bergman; and grandparents, Birney and Helen Bergman, and Leroy and Donna Gerding. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with the memorial service following at 2:00 p.m., at the Weber Funeral Home in Russellville, Mo., with Delores Cullom officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of the United States or the donors choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home.

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