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-William Bergen-

William ‘Bill’ ‘Lonnie’ Alonzo Bergen, age 69, of rural Wapello and formerly of the Letts and Columbus Junction and Washington communities, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at home.  The son of Lewis and Nedra Dillavou Bergen, he was born on January 23, 1943 in Muscatine.

He was a graduate of L-M High School in 1961.  Bill served in the National Guard.  He was married to Janice Randall.  He had worked at the IAAP in Middletown, the Rath and IBP in Columbus Junction, Wal-Mart in Washington, and FBG in Iowa City.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Columbus Junction.  He enjoyed westerns and watching Walker Texas Ranger.  He was an avid Hawkeye Football fan and enjoyed his grandkids.

His family includes three daughters, Jodi Ibbotson of New Franklin, Missouri, Jennifer and Harry Finley of Wapello, and Julie Bergen and Courtney Osborne of Brighton; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister-in-law, Judy Zaugg of Washington. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jackie Crull; and an infant sister.

The funeral for William Bergen was held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.  Judy Zaugg did the Eulogy.  Burial followed at the Indian Creek Cemetery, rural Columbus Junction.

The family met friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

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