Robert Bergman, 84, passed away on Sunday morning, March 29, 2009, at Ridgewood Care Center.
A lifetime resident, Bob was born in Racine on March 22, 1925, to the late James and Gladys (nee: Benson) Bergman. A 1942 graduate of Washington Park High School, he was employed for over 40 years by Western Publishing, retiring in 1990.
On August 20, 1949, in St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Bob was united in marriage with the love of his life, Florence Gurski. He was a member of the Western 20-Year Club. Among his interests, Bob enjoyed bowling, especially with his league at Castle Lanes, and playing church league dart-ball.
Bob was a true gentleman who had a great appreciation for the simple things that life offered. Above all, he was happiest when in the surroundings of his entire family.
Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Florence Bergman; their children, Mary (Clifton) Titcomb of Ft. Wayne, IN; Steven (Diane) Bergman, James (Evelyn) Bergman, both of Racine; and Peter Bergman of Fox Point, WI; grandchildren, Emily and Robert Titcomb; Michael and Sarah Bergman; Chris (Amy), Scott (Ariel) and Paul Bergman; Shayla Noltee; and Theresa Bergman; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alice Bergman; and many other special relatives and family friends too numerous to mention by name.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond and Howard Bergman.
Public visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday, April 2, 2009, from 5-8 p.m. Private services will take place for family members at West Lawn Memorial Park on Friday with Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Racine Zoological Society or St. Edward Catholic Church has been suggested.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000