Bernard “Bernie” Bergman

Bernard “Bernie” Bergman

March 8, 1933- November 9, 2021

Bernie was born in Blair, Nebraska on March 8th, 1933 to Ben and Charlotte Bergman.  He had four brothers, Byron, Ralph, Don and Bruce.

Bernie graduated from Bennington High School in 1951 and began working for Northwestern Bell that summer.  In 1953, he was drafted into the Army where was assigned to the 553rd Engineer Battalion as an electrician in the Korean War.

After he was discharged from the Army in the summer of 1955, he met Lynn Achenbach and married her on May 29th,1959.  They had one daughter, Kim Spurgeon.

Bernie worked for Northwestern Bell and AT&T Information Systems over the course of 37 years. He worked in Winner SD, Huron SD and retired in Rapid City, SD.  Upon his retirement, he started his own company, B & W Communications. After his successful business venture, he officially retired in 2012. In April of  2013, he and Lynn moved to Omaha to be closer to their daughter.

In his younger years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed carpentry and loved to help a friend or neighbor with a project.  As his health began to slow him down, he loved to drive his pickup truck to watch the construction workers at the various job sites around Omaha.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Lynn Bergman of 62 years; daughter, Kim Spurgeon; son-in-law, Dane Spurgeon; Granddaughter, Lindsay Peterson (Troy); Grandson, Lee Mohon (Jessica); Great grandchildren, Tristan Mohon, Landri Mohon, Graham Peterson and Logan Peterson, sister-in-law, Sharon Bergman, numerous nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Wednesday, November 17th from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11:00 am, all at West Center Chapel.  Inurnment: Omaha National Cemetery at 2pm with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project.

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  • Jeanette Tarbox Posted November 12, 2021 3:18 pm

    So sad to see Bernie has passed on. I enjoyed working with him over the many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care!

  • Dave & Darcy Lekness Posted November 13, 2021 11:11 am

    We are very sorry to read of Bernie’s passing. We worked with Bernie for many years and he was always good to work with and fun to talk to. Our sympathy goes out to his family.

  • Glenn Sealey Posted November 14, 2021 6:59 am

    Dear Lynn, we’re so sorry to see that Bernie has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. I’m praying that Bernie and Dad are enjoying heaven. Take care, Glenn

  • Leola Evans Bonge Posted November 14, 2021 9:35 pm

    My sympathy to Bernie’s family. My late husband spoke of him often as they were coffee buddies at Cubby’s and he was Don’s brother. After my husband passed, Bernie made a special visit to express his sympathy. I’ve never forgotten his kindness in stopping by. May you hear wonderful memories in the coming days. They do mean so very much.

  • Dennis & Helen Spurgeon Posted November 15, 2021 3:23 pm

    Kim, Helen and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your father, Bernie. We pray that you are blessed with many fond memories of your father during this time of mourning. We pray for blessings for your mother also.

  • Linsey and David Donner Posted November 16, 2021 9:28 am

    Lynn and Family, we are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Bernie. He was a special neighbor and person. He always greeted us with a smile and conversation. If he was outside Will and Arlin had to rush over to say hello and tell him about their day. Bernie will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Parker Bettiann Posted November 17, 2021 1:31 pm

    I’m sorry I couldn’t be there with you today. I did watch the on line service and enjoyed the posted photos. Hugs for you

  • Matt Thalacker Posted November 29, 2021 3:01 pm

    Enjoyed working with Bernie at Ellsworth A.F.B. & National Guard Camp in Rapid City. He was always happy to share his knowledge of his craft. R.I.P.

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