Betty L. Bergmann

betty bergmann
Betty L. Bergmann, age 78, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Betty Lou Bergmann was born November 21, 1933 to Ernest and Marie (Suhr) Neuendorf in Bremer County, Iowa. She graduated from Plainfield High School. After graduating, Betty worked for Lutheran Mutual Insurance Company in Waverly. On November 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Roy Bergmann at Western Douglas Church in Plainfield. The couple farmed for 12 years in Bremer and Chickasaw counties. They moved to rural Lawler in 1963 when Betty began working for Hillandale Farms, working there for 20 years before working for Liddle’s Super Value for 15 years before retiring in New Hampton. Betty enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading and being around people. Her favorite saying was, “Strangers are friends I haven’t met yet.” Her greatest loves were her children and grandchildren. Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Betty is survived by her children, Pamela Jean (Steve Knebel) Bergmann-Knebel of Jesup, IA, Larry Joe (Elaine Mayo) Bergmann of Lawler and Eugene Robert (Ruth) Bergmann of Ventura, IA; her six grandchildren; two additional grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert and her brother, J. Milton Neuendorf. Cemetery: Burial will be at St. John’s Western Douglas Cemetery in Plainfield, IA. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Funeral Services for Betty will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, August 20, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. Bergmann Family….so sorry to hear that Betty passed away. What a great friendly lady. Enjoyed our visits when she worked here at the office a few years ago. She was always excited to hear how our little boys were doing.

    Ryan, Heather, Reid, and Kye Rausch

  2. Larry & Elaine,
    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
    What a sweet lady. I enjoyed having her work at the office a few years ago.
    Bob and Brenda

  3. My sympathy to the family of Betty. I never saw Betty without a smile on her face and some encouraging words to share. May she rest in peace.

  4. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Bergmann Family, she was a dear friend of the Rosauer Family. She will be missed.

  5. The world has lost a remarkable woman. Betty always had a smile on her face to go with great enthusiasm when you talked to her. We will never forget the New Year’s Days that we spent with the Bergmann family at the cabin in Frederika. Betty loved these get-togethers. We extend our sympathy to Larry & Elaine along with the entire Bergmann family. Jack & Verna

  6. Betty ~ You are a beautiful soul with an addictive smile! You will be truly missed!!! “)
    Always Blessings ~ Never Losses
    Margo, Jim, Spencer & Irelynn

  7. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Betty’s family and friends. She was such a wonderful lady. I met her through my Grandma, Carol. I have MANY fond memories at Betty’s cabin in Fredericka (Fishing, Pontoon rides, etc.). May she Rest in Peace.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the Bergmann family, Betty was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all that knew her. Have many memories of her when we worked together at Liddle’s. Keep your memories close and they will help get you through the difficult days ahead, God Bless all of you.

  9. Our sympathy to Betty’s family. Betty was a joy to see and visit with. I enjoyed her many years at Liddle’s and am sorry to read about her death. May her family find confort knowing what a great lady she was.

  10. What a wonderful lady! She will be missed by the many, many lives she has touched. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  11. Pam, Steve & Family,

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Celebrate the GREAT memories of your MOM…afterall, she created and raised a wonderful daughter and I’m sure all the kids are as great as you Pam :). Let me know how I can support you. My prayers are with you.

    Take Care


  12. May God give you peace and strength at this time. I always heard nothing but kind words about Betty from one of her best friends, my mother,(Liz Liddle), may they both rest in peace until we all meet again.

  13. So Sorry for the loss of Betty. She gave many fond memories. I remember the days when we both worked for Slender Quest/Kindred Krafters on Main Street in New Hampton and then again at the Kum N Go in New Hampton. Beautiful person with a heart of gold. Will Love and miss you always Betty, I’m thankful you touched my life.

  14. I thought of Betty as my second Mom, She was always there for me whenever I needed her, She always had a bright smile on her face for everyone, I’m so glad she came to see 2 days b/4 I moved to Va, It was a sad & happy good-bye because she was glad I would be with my son. The world will miss a beautiful lady! My thoughts & prayers are with the Bergmann family & all her friends. God Bless you all,

  15. Larry and family…I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of ur mother. Gosh, I just heard of it and im only a 1/2 of a block away from you. Quenten and I offer our sincere sympathy to you. Thoughts and prayer are with you and ur other family members and friends at this time. Peace be with you always. Cindy Ohm and Quenten Schweer

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