Rachel A. Bergman

 Rachel A.   Bergman
 Rachel A.   Bergman

Rachel Agnes (Lorson) Bergman, 94, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Seneca.  

The eldest of three daughters, Rachel was born on July 21, 1922, to John and Alvina (Runnebaum) Lorson on the family farm west of Frankfort, Kansas.    

Rachel attended a one-room schoolhouse and Annunciation Catholic Church in Frankfort until the family moved to a farm south of Seneca in 1932.  She graduated from Saints Peter and Paul High School in 1940 and attended training for Normal School in Corning.

 Rachel taught at Sherman School near Centralia and then at Union School near Bern (both were one-room schoolhouses with eight grades) for several years before working at the National Bank in Seneca.   

  On February 12, 1947, Rachel married Cletus Bergman at Saints Peter and Paul Church.  They began their married life on a farm near Vermillion.  In 1949, they moved to a farm south of Seneca where they brought up their three children.   

  Rachel was interested in genealogy and history. She researched and wrote the Lorson family genealogy and also volunteered at the Nemaha County Historical Society during its first years.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, cards and needlework.  After Cletus became ill with cancer, Rachel lovingly cared for him until his death on April 17, 1990.     Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus.  

Mourning her loss are her three children:  John (Marceil) Bergman, Becky (Michael) Frontiera and Ted (Tricia) Bergman; her seven grandchildren: Russell (Lesley) Bergman, Renee (James Johns) Frontiera, Kevin (Julia) Bergman, Kristin Frontiera, Neil (Stacey) Bergman, Nathaniel Bergman and Christopher Bergman; her five great-grandchildren, Kendal, Aiden, Wylee, Emmett and Isaac; two sisters: Barbara (Quentin) Huerter and Dorothy Lorson; along with many nieces and nephews.    

The Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Lauer Funeral Home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, Kansas. The burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Saints Peter and Paul Window Restoration Project.