Leone D. (Pipho) Bergmann
Leone D. Bergmann, 96, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Leone Dorothea (Pipho) Bergmann was born on Nov. 11, 1920, the daughter of Martin and Bertha (Dettmer) Pipho in rural Sumner. She was baptized on Dec. 5, 1920, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Fountain, rural Sumner, by the Rev. F.E. Schaller. She moved with her family to Waverly in 1924, attended St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial School for eight years. She was confirmed on April 7, 1935, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly by the Rev. R.C. Schulveter. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1939. On Oct. 20, 1940, she was united in marriage to Edgar L. Bergmann at St. John's Lutheran Church, Western Douglas by the Rev. R.H. Steege. The couple farmed in the Wester Douglas area, retiring in 1982. In 1960, they started the Bergmann Insurance Agency, which in January of 1977 it became the Bergmann-Reuscher Insurance Company. In 1984, it became Bergmann-Moeller-Reuscher Insurance Agency and in 1992, became Moeller Insurance Agency. The couple moved to Plainfield in 1996. In August of 2002, the couple moved to Waverly, making their home at the Waverly Home. In May of 2010, she became a resident of the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. Survivors are her daughter, Mary Heinemann, of Readlyn; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sybil Pipho, of Henrico, N.C.; and son-in-law, Duane Boevers, of Sumner. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar on July 21, 2004; son, James Bergmann; a daughter, Janice Boevers; grandson, Brett Lenius; three brothers, Wilbert, Wayne and Lavern Pipho and son-in-law, Gary Heinemann. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Chapel – Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community with the Rev. Allen Bidne officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Western Douglas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to either St. John's Lutheran Church, Western Douglas or Bartels More Than Bricks Campaign and online condolences for Leone may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly is in charge of arrangements for Leone Bergmann.
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