Mary Bergan

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:52 pm

Mary Jane Bergan, 72, of Osage, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. A celebration of Mary’s life is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage, with Pastor Lance Kittleson officiating. Inurnment is in the Hauge Lutheran Cemetery, rural Decorah. A gathering of family and friends is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

Mary Bergan, daughter of Norman and Agnes (Anderson) Aga, was born Feb. 25, 1943, in Decorah. Mary attended schools in Ridgeway and Cresco, graduating from Cresco High School with the class of 1960. She attended Young’s School of Beauty in Waterloo, graduating in 1961 and working in salons in Decorah and Osage. Mary was a beautician and owner/operator of a salon for over 54 years. Mary was united in marriage to Arnold Duane Bergan Aug. 17, 1963, at Lincoln Lutheran Church in Ridgeway. Arnold and Mary moved to Osage where to their union, three children were born. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran church. Her hobbies included snowmobiling, golfing, bowling and vacationing with Arnold and her three children and seven grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her husband of 52 years, Arnold of Osage; her son, Jeff (Sharyn) Bergan of Norwalk; her daughter, Jodie (Terry) Weeks of Ankeny; and her son, Jay (Charlotte) Bergan of Des Moines; grandchildren: Samuel, Emily, Nicholas and Taylor Bergan of Norwalk, Isabell and Sophia Weeks of Ankeny and Jessica Bergan of Des Moines; a sister, Normie (Donald) Ferrie of Cresco; a brother, David (Theresa) Aga of Ridgeway; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

Information available and condolences accepted at Champion – Bucheit Funeral Home, 641-732-3706.

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