Norman J. Bergdolt

Norman J. Bergdolt of Vassar, age 82, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  Norman was born on November 6, 1935, in Vassar to the late Michael and Florence Bergdolt. Norm was happily married to Bonnie for 53 years, they married at Peace Lutheran Church in Saginaw. She survives him. He honorably served in the U.S. Army and was a lifelong farmer at the family homestead. He was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church where he was part of the male choir. Norm was also a member of Farm Bureau and a Trustee for Tuscola Township. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving besides his wife are: five children: Debra (Michael) Marzluft of Burt, Bethany (Scott) McFarland of Berrien Springs, Deanna (Greg) Scherpereel of South Bend, Indiana, Eric (Amy) Bergdolt of Vassar, Virginia (Eric) Sowatsky of Saginaw; 21 grandchildren; brother, Wilmar (Joan) Bergdolt of Arizona; three sisters: Dorothy Weber of Vassar, Lenore Poellet of Frankenmuth, Ruth Bergdolt of Richville; four sisters-in-law: Elaine Maurer of Vassar, Carol Bergdolt of Frankenmuth, Lois Bergdolt of East Dundee, Illinois, and Lois (Randy) Donahue of Charlotte; brother-in-law, Timothy (Marian) Ludlum of Saginaw; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Bergdolt; two sisters: Erna Hutchinson and Lorna Weiss; three brothers: Arnold Maurer, Paul Bergdolt and Raymond Bergdolt; and four brothers-in-law: Al Weber, William Hutchinson, Elmer Weiss, Clinton Poellet.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St., Frankenmuth, Michigan and 11 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Rev. Mark Brandt will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Cemetery. Norm’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-9 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Male Choir, St Lorenz Stephens Ministry or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

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