Mrs. Beatrice “Bea” Bergmann of Venedy, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Monday, August 1, at 8:20 P.M. She had attained the age of 88 years and 9 days.
Beatrice was born in Plum Hill Twp., Washington County, on July 23, 1928 the daughter of William and Lora (nee Luessenheide) Wiechert. She was baptized in Plum Hill Twp. on August 19, 1928 by Pastor L. Rauch and confirmed in the faith at the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Stone Church, on March 29, 1942 by Pastor C. Berger. Bea was united in marriage to Monroe Bergmann in the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville, on October 21, 1950 and he preceded her in death on December 29, 1995.
Mrs. Bergmann was a 1946 graduate of Okawville High School. Bea and her husband Monroe, owned and operated
Bergmann’s Tavern, also known as Moose’s, in Venedy for over 37 years. She loved to bowl which she did for 50 years, belonging to bowling teams in Okawville, Nashville and New Baden. Bea and several of her bowling friends would attend The National Bowling Tournaments that were held throughout the United States. Bea, like many dedicated Venedy residents, put in countless hours pre-planning and working the Annual Venedy Picnic and for many years she was among a dedicated group of volunteers who would prepare, on the Wednesday following the picnic, a “Thank You” dinner for all of the picnic workers.
Following the passing of her husband, Mrs. Bergmann replaced him as a Venedy Twp. Trustee, a position she held from 1996 until 2013. She was a faithful member of the St. Salvator Lutheran church in Venedy where she had previously been a Sunday School teacher.
Left to mourn her passing is a daughter, Candace Doelling and husband Kenneth of Addieville; two grandchildren, Jason Doelling of Alexandria, Va. and his fiancée Kate Hall and Erin Heintz and husband Kevin of Venedy; two great grandchildren, Hayden and Nolan Heintz; a brother, Kenneth Wiechert and wife Harriet of Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law, Imogene Wiechert of DuQuoin; nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Wiechert and a niece Lora.
Funeral services were held from the St. Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy on Monday, August 8, at 11 A.M. with Pastor Timothy Mueller officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Heartland Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com