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Sally Bergman, 74 / Sept. 9, 1936 — July 24, 2011

Published 5:01pm Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sally Jo (Proshwitz) Bergman, of 4217 Barton Road in Lansing, formerly of Escanaba, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Her sudden passing was a shock to all but her family has faith that it was God’s will.

Sally was born in Dowagiac on Sept. 9, 1936 to Harry Frederick and Goldie Agnes (Underwood) Proshwitz. She graduated from Dowagiac High School in 1954. She was active in school as a cheerleader and usher and was employed by Dr. Kenneth Pierce.

Sally married Roy Thomas Bergman on June 28, 1958 in Cassopolis.

Together, they had three children; Dr. Roy Thomas Bergman II (Laurie) of Wenatchee, Wash., Amy Lynn Rovin (Richard) of Marquette and Samara Edlyn Murphy (Timothy) of Grand Ledge.

Sally was a remarkable wife, mother and grandmother.

She was blessed to have eight amazing grandchildren; Roy Thomas Bergman III, Eric James Bergman and Kenneth Allen Bergman, all of Ann Arbor; Christopher Adam Rovin, Lauren Townsend Rovin and Taylor Lynn Rovin, all of Marquette; Emma Paige and Samuel Thomas Murphy, both of Grand Ledge.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother, Steven.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Roy T. Bergman; her brother Jerry (Gale) Proshwitz; her children; her grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Sally was a wonderful wife and homemaker who truly loved her family. Her happiest moments were when she was with her children and grandchildren — and she was totally committed to loving and caring for them all. Her family will miss this loving, giving and caring person and a devout Christian.

Her family celebrates her life and are firm in the belief that she is now in the presence of God and her friends and family that have gone before.

Plans are incomplete at this time. We request that in lieu of flowers, support be given to charities of your choosing.

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