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Veronica Bergermann

Veronica BergermannJune 10, 1919 - October 4, 2011The death of Mrs. Veronica Cecilia Bergermann (nee Schermann) occurred peacefully at her residence, St Mary's Villa, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

Veronica BergermannJune 10, 1919 - October 4, 2011The death of Mrs. Veronica Cecilia Bergermann (nee Schermann) occurred peacefully at her residence, St Mary's Villa, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. She was 92 years of age and the last member of her generation. Veronica was born in Winsted, Minnesota, on June 10, 1919, to Frank and Mary (nee Millerbernd) Schermann. Her education began at Holy Trinity Grade School and she completed her grade 12 at Holy Trinity High School. Working on the family farm kept Veronica busy after completing her education. She met William Bergermann while he was visiting relatives in Minnesota. The result of this meeting led to courtship and the acceptance of a marriage proposal. On May 30, 1941, the future bride arrived in Canada. Veronica and Bill were married at St. Peter's Cathedral in Muenster on June 10, 1941. Together they made their home in Muenster where six children were born to them. With Bill's death on October 22, 1992, Veronica made Wolverine Heights in Muenster her new home. Eventually in need of extra help, she moved to the farm to live with Janice and Ron in October of 2001. A final move to St Mary's Villa occurred in 2009. Veronica worked hard as a wife and mother and enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening and in her spare time she read, listened to music and did ceramics. Throughout her life Veronica had a strong faith. She placed her trust in the Lord when she left her family in Minnesota and began her new life in Canada. In Muenster she was active in St. Peter's Parish. She was a member of the Christian Mothers and served as their secretary. Eventually she served as president, vice-president, and councillor for the CWL for many terms and took part in all of their activities including raffles, bake sales, and socials. Veronica's life centered around her relationship with community, church, and family and was anchored by her strong faith in God. "Well done my good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21). Veronica will be remembered with love by her five children and their families: Bill (Jan) Bergermann of Humboldt and family, Brett (Jolene) of Edmonton, AB, and children Hannah and McKenna, and Carla (Chris) of Hamilton, ON, and children Krya, Ariana and Owen; Judy (Bob) McCallum of Shelburne, ON, and family, Jim (Michelle) of Orangeville, ON and children Brady, Rayne and Reagan; Sean (Karen) of Shelburne, ON, and children Ty, Chayse, Zoe and Seth; and Cory (Jenn) of Orangeville, ON, and children Frances and Lenny; Janice (Ron) Gehlen of Humboldt and family, Scott (Marla) of Humboldt and daughter Calleigh, and Russell (Rachelle) of Humboldt and daughter Raina; Jean (Ed) Miller of Kanata, ON, and family, Tamara (Dave) of Ottawa, ON, and Lacey of Ottawa, ON; and Jillene Bergermann and Cody, both of Saskatoon. Veronica is also remembered by members of the Bergermann family: Margaret Hofmann of Humboldt; Ludwina Vogelsang of Regina; Joan Bergermann of Bolton, ON; Doreen Bergermann of Surrey, BC; and Frances Poelking of Humboldt; and by numerous nieces and nephews both in Canada and the United States. Veronica was predeceased by her husband, William Bergermann; son, Eugene Bergermann (in infancy); parents, Frank and Mary (nee Millerbernd) Schermann; four sisters and eight brothers: Clara, Emma (Ben), Frank (Annie), Henry, Dora (Frank), Joe, Paul, Ed (Ann), Marie (Jack), Leonard (Ariel), Vincent, and Norbert (in infancy). She was also predeceased by members of the Bergermann family: mother-and-father-in-law, William and Mary Bergermann; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Martha, Anne, Ted (Alice), Helen (John), Ray, Agatha (Alex), Leo, Hugo, Albin, Ella (Joe), Mary, Leona, Leo (in infancy), George Hofmann, August Vogelsang, and Alex Zietz. The Prayer Service for Veronica was held at St. Peter's R.C. Cathedral, Muenster, on Friday, October 7, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., led by James Wasserman. Scripture readers were Joan Baudais and Jean Miller, and the eulogy was delivered by Jillene Bergermann. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Peter's R.C. Cathedral on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Others taking part were: Ralph Hofmann, cross bearer; Roman Bergerman and Carol Bergermann, scripture readers; Noreen Strueby, intentions; Liola Staub and Elaine Schermann, gift bearers. An honor guard was formed by members of the C.W.L. Honorary pallbearers were "all those who shared in Veronica's life." Active pallbearers were Dean Schermann, Dale, Cody and Brett Bergermann, Scott and Russell Gehlen. Interment followed at St. Peter's R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Peter's Restoration and Cemetery Fund or the St. Augustine Parish Building Fund. Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, SK.

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