Robert Bergman was born March 8, 1922 on a farm northwest of Fulda, Minnesota to August and Elmeda (Norlin) Bergman. He spent his first eight years of education in a one room country school and then four years at Fulda High School. He was baptized and confirmed at Lime Lake Lutheran Church in Avoca, Minn. Bob married Iola Iverson of Dovray, Minnesota at Westbrook Lutheran Parish House in 1946. They lived on a farm southwest of Avoca for six years. Bob and Iola then moved to a farm near Lime Creek, Minnesota for one year. They sold out all the farm equipment at auction and moved to Bloomington, Minn. in 1953. Bob worked with several electrical contractors as an electrician until 1973. At that time they moved to Cambridge and took a job with the State Board of Electricity as Electrical Inspector of Isanti and Chisago Counties. In 1979 they built and moved to another new house on Long Lake, west of Isanti. Bob retired in 1985 and moved back to Cambridge in Pine Village. He was a member of Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural Isanti.
He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 292 in Minneapolis, a member of Masonic Lodge in Fulda, a 32 degree member of Scottish Rite Lodge of Minneapolis and 25 year member of Isanti Lions Club International.
Bob is survived by his wife, Iola; two sons, Randy (Kathleen) Bergman and Richard (Lana) Bergman both of Isanti; six grandchildren, Heidi (Dan) Vandenheuvel, Heather (Mark) Townswick, Tom (Megan) Bergman, Christopher Bergman, Brandon (Dawn Marie) Bergman and Tami (Joe) Huberty; 15 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents August and Elmeda Bergman; one sister, Fern; eight brothers, Roy, Herbert, Clifford, Melvin, Kenneth, Paul, Rueben and Emmett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural Isanti with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. The soloist will be Paul Holmberg and Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as organist. Pallbearers will be Christopher, Tom and Brandon Bergman, Joe Huberty, Mark Townswick and Dan Vandenheuvel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Isanti Lions Club. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at church on Friday.