THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Doris G. Bergfors
Doris G. Bergfors, 92, of Marinette passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Rennes Health Care Center-East, Peshtigo.
Born Aug. 7, 1921, to the late Maximillian Mike and Augusta (Lyman) Paque in Menominee, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1938. She married Don Bergfors on Dec. 25, 1941 in Menominee where they resided until moving to Marinette in July of 1958. She worked at several local glove factories over the years and had also been employed at the Lloyd Mfg. Company of Menominee. She gave roller skating lessons at the Roller Dome in Marinette until she was well into her 60s.
Sewing was one of her many talents and with friends they often modeled clothes they had sewn in a group named Club 13. She loved learning and continued her education by taking various classes at the University of Wisconsin later in life. She also loved teaching people to read, speak English, sew, and roller skate, a few things she did to help people and make an impact.
She is survived by four daughters, Lana Thielen and Linda Bergfors, both of Marinette; Deb Simon, of Columbus and Janet (Mike) Buelteman, of Menominee; two sons, Gary Bergfors, of Marinette and Jim (Tina) Bergfors, of Escanaba; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Clarice (Charles) Bronald and Jane (Goerge) Rapaelian and three brothers, Arnold (Bernadette), Ralph (Barbara) and Francis (Rosemary) Paque.
At her request, a private funeral service was held for the family at Thielen Funeral Home with Deacon Jerry Roetzer officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.