Madonna Marie “Non” Bergman, 82

Published 5:33 pm Saturday, December 28, 2013

Madonna Marie “Non” Bergman, 82, Duluth, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, after a courageous struggle with a rare immune blood disorder.

She was born in Austin, Minn., on Jan. 24, 1931, to Irving H. and Dorcas G. (Newling) Weber, and grew up in Lyle, Minn.

Non was a graduate of Saint Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn. She married Melvin Bergman on Aug. 20, 1955, and they have been Duluth residents for the past 57 years. After raising her family, she started the nursing re-certification program at VoTech, and gradually moved into Blue Cross Blue Shield as a medical records reviewer.

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Non loved to spend time with her family at the Crane Lake family cabin. She was a world traveler, seeing all seven continents. She was also a voracious reader and learner. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Non was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin; children Tom (Becky), Lisa, Jim (Anne Marie), and Amy (David) Onken; grandchildren, Matt (Katherine), Andy (Jennie), Laura, John, Dan, Hannah, Tanner, Emily, Maddy and Grace; siblings, Jim (Helen) Weber, Mary (Jerry) Keenan, Sharon (Garry) Ellingson, Tricia (Jim) Mork and Kathy (David) Damjanovich.

The Bergman family would like to thank Dr. Goueli, Dr. Knuths, and the St. Luke’s Oncology staff of 2W for their outstanding care.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Dougherty Funeral Home. Visitation continues on Monday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials directed to St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, designated to the Oncology Dept., or St. John’s Catholic Church would be appreciated. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth, 218-727-3555.