Lester Bergman

Lester Bergman

TAVARES, Fla. — Lester Dean Bergman of Tavares, Fla., formerly Rantoul, went to be with the Lord on Friday (June 1, 2018).

He was born in Champaign to John and Minnie Bergman on Oct. 4, 1940. He was 77 years old.

He joined the Army and served as a paratrooper with the military police. While in Rantoul, he worked at the power plant and later was self-employed as a semitrailer truck driver. He was a member of American Lutheran Church in Rantoul. After moving to Tavares, Fla., in 1979, he worked as a supervisor at Wolverine and Florida Operators and Controls. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judie Bergman; daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Suits of rural Penfield and Tammy Prevatt of Florida; and son, Robby Noe of Florida. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jacob Stanley, Randi Rademacher, Evan Suits, Kimberly Vilgats, Donna Steinert, Stephanie Indomenico and Kevin, Jennifer and Chris Noe; and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Velma (Walter) Wolken, and aunts, Dorothy Bruns and Martha Bruns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wilbur Bergman; and siblings, Henry Bergman, Rosina Gunning and Alvin Fruhling.

There will be a celebration of life at his home in Tavares, Fla., at a later date. 

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