Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stuart Lawrence 'Stu' Bergmann

Stuart Lawrence “Stu” Bergmann, age 49, of Kenosha, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at Hospice House after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born in Marshfield, WI, on June 25, 1961, Stu was the youngest of eleven children born to Ervin and Helen (Suennen) Bergmann. He grew up in Athens, WI, where he attended St. Anthony Elementary and graduated from Athens High School.

On May 2, 1992, Stu was united in marriage to Lisa Salup at St. Michael Catholic Church in Chicago.

Stu received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point before joining the staff of the Boy Scouts of America. He began his career as District Executive in Morris, IL in 1984 and has since held numerous positions in various councils. Since June of 2008, Stu has served the scouts as Scout Executive of the Southeast Wisconsin Council B.S.A.

In keeping himself “physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight,” Stu enjoyed many sports, including golf, tennis, fishing, basketball and wrestling. He was a devout Catholic and belonged to St. Anne Catholic Church with his family. Stu was also a member of the Downtown Racine Rotary Club.

Left to comfort one another with precious memories of Stu are his beloved wife, Lisa; cherished children, Jarrett, Jessica, Olivia and Katelynn Bergmann; devoted mother, Helen Bergmann; loving siblings, Neil (Karen) Bergmann, Jane (Wayne) Bautch, Barb (John) Losey, Alan (Linda) Bergmann, Mary (Mickey) Hadick, Keith (Lisa) Bergmann and Bruce (Kay) Bergmann; many adored nieces and nephews; and countless treasured friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Bergmann; brother, David Bergmann; twin sisters in infancy; and his nephew and godson, Anthony Bergmann.

A visitation for Stuart will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., concluding with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens, WI. Interment will follow in Athens Cemetery. A visitation in Athens will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to the Bergmann Family Benefit Fund c/o Johnson Bank, the Stuart Bergmann Tribute Fund, c/o Western Region BSA, Area 4 Office, 6871 S. Justin Way, Chandler, AZ 85249 or the Boy Scouts of America 2319 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53404 would be appreciated by the family.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home
3720 39th Ave., Kenosha  262-658-4101

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