Alver Anselm “Sam” Bergman of Gaylord passed away at home Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. He was 92.
Alver was born March 16th, 1924 to Gustav and Anna Bergman in Newberry Michigan, one of eight children. He was a charter member of Gaylord’s Peace Lutheran Church and member of the D.A.V.. Alver was a proud and accomplished World War II veteran, and was a member of the military order of the purple heart for his services. One of Alver’s most enjoyed pastimes was being with his beloved family, who always appreciated the humor that was an essential part of his life. He also partook in church activities and spent his time at camp in Newberry.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice; his children Linda (Jack) Chambers of Gaylord, Kenneth (Cindy) of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Charles of Kinross, and Stephen of Kawkawlin; his grandchildren Lynnette, Andy, Erik, Monica, Karla, Zachary, Brian, Brenda, Josh, and Jeremy; and great-grandchildren Brenna, Brandon, Issabella, Charlie, Logan, Annabelle, Elizabeth, Evalynne, Braedyn, and Ryder.
Alver is preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Anna; sisters Hildur and Dagmar; and brothers Einar, Arthur, Bror, Olaf, Oscar, and Pete.
Memorial services will be held at Monday, January 23rd, at 11 AM at Peace Lutheran Church in Gaylord, MI. The family will receive friends from 9 AM until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice in honor of Sam.