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Dorothy Bergmark

Dorothy Bergmark, age 86, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 6th at Higby-McQuiston Chapel. Pastor Jerry Breese will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery at a later date. The family requests casual dress for the services. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P.M. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Dorothy I. Bergmark, the daughter of Ernest Leo and Jewel Mildred (Grizzle) Stumbo, was born at Humboldt, Kansas on October 11, 1931 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on December 3, 2017, at the age of 86.

She grew up the daughter of pastor, so the family lived in many places across Kansas and Nebraska during her childhood. Dorothy graduated from Lawrence High School in 1951. She worked at a doctor’s office in Aurora for several years.

Dorothy married Frank ‘Wendell’ Bergmark, Sr. on August 15, 1954. They farmed until they retired and moved into Aurora in 1978. She was the activities director at the Senior Center for 13 years. Dorothy also worked in nursing homes and other odd jobs, like hanging wallpaper. Wendell passed away on October 23, 2016.

Dorothy enjoyed raising a large garden to feed family and friends. She also liked to quilt and spend time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wendell and Dorothy enjoyed camping after retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Lynn Roger Bergmark; brothers, Fred K. Stumbo and Floyd I. Stumbo and four sisters, Louise (John) Menzies, Helen (Jim) Colglazier, Velma (R.C.) Schwartz and Hazel Stumbo.

Those left to cherish her memory are her five children, Frank (Marcia) Bergmark of Grand Island, Beth (Jobie) Caster of Jones, Oklahoma, Laura (Bill) Peetzke of Aurora, Ted Bergmark of Aurora and Eric (Ginny) Bergmark of York; 7 grandchildren, Geoff (Lisa) Bergmark of Bangor, Maine, Stacey (Ben) McCarty of Grand Island, Jayson Peetzke of Oshkosh, Lindsay (Ty) Strain of Enterprise, Oklahoma, Samantha Caster of Jones, Oklahoma, Alix (Alex) Adams of Lincoln and Jonas Bergmark of York; 5 great-grandchildren, Abigail Bergmark of Bangor, Maine, Samuel Bergmark of Bangor Maine, Penelope Dorothy McCarty of Grand Island, Lorelei McCarty of Grand Island and Peter Adams of Lincoln; sister, Lillian (Ken) Nealeigh of Casper, Wyoming; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stumbo of Lawrence, Kansas, Pat Stumbo of Lubbock, Texas brother-in-law, Wilford (LaDonna) Bergmark of Aurora and and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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