Jane E. Bergemann, a resident of Marion since 1956, died suddenly on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids at the age of 90. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Marion on Saturday, January 12, followed by a funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church. The family will greet friends at a luncheon at the church immediately after the service. A private family graveside service will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jane was born in 1928 in Mount Pleasant Township in Racine County, Wisconsin. She grew up on a bee farm owned and operated by her parents in Lincoln County, Wisconsin and graduated from Merrill High School in Merrill, Wisconsin in 1946. Following high school, Jane attended the University of Wisconsin for one year and worked for several years as a bookkeeper in Milwaukee. In 1955, she married Gerald T. Bergemann, an electrical engineer at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, who preceded her in death in 1970. Jane was active in a number of community organizations, including All Church Singles, the Marion Women’s Club, Belles and Beaus square dancing club, and Camp Fire Girls as a counselor. She was an avid reader and enjoyed studying history, traveling, and playing lighthearted practical jokes on friends and family.
Jane is survived by her four children, Susan, Diane (Charles), Mark, and John (Alexis); three grandchildren, Jaimie (Reginald), Erica, and Alexander; and her brother, Elbert, of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
The Bergemann family would like to express gratitude to all the staff at the Higley Mansion Care Center for their attentive and thoughtful care.
Memorial donations may be made in Jane’s name to the Salvation Army by calling (319) 364-9131 or mailing a donation to the Salvation Army, 1000 C Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.