Norma E. Bergerson (Nelson) of Northfield, WI, passed away and went to be with our Lord on
July 27th, 2023. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ove Bergerson, as well
as her parents, Norman and Thea Nelson, her sister Diane Adams, her brother Roger Nelson
and her brothers-in-law, Jim Faldet and Russell Scharlau. Norma leaves behind a rich legacy,
survived by two brothers, Bill (Linda) Nelson and Mel (Barb) Nelson; one sister, Cleo Scharlau;
one brother-in-law, James Adams; and one sister-in-law, Arlene Severson; four children, Rick
(Tammy) Bergerson, Russell Bergerson, Renee (John) Jacobson and Ryan (Amelia) Bergerson;
twelve grandchildren, Ashley (Lee) Moody, Joshua Bergerson, Micah (Shara) Jacobson, Katie
(Namen) Donnelly, Nikki (Cody) Campbell, Corey (Brooke) Jacobson, Sarah Jacobson, Ethan
Jacobson, Thea Bergerson, Ella (Dylan Meyer) Bergerson, Nora Bergerson and Iyla Bergerson;
and nine great-grandchildren; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Born on March 21st, 1936, in Whitehall, WI, Norma spent her formative years on a cherished
family farm in Northfield, WI. Fate brought her together with her loving husband, Ove who lived
just over the hill from her family’s farm. After a heartwarming five-year courtship, they
exchanged vows on April 8th, 1956, in a ceremony at Upper Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church.
Their journey together led them to various farming ventures in Wisconsin, including York,
Cataract and Leon. Ove and Norma, along with the Blom brothers, James and LeRoy, started
an Old Time Band called The Scandinavians that performed for 20 years. As they cultivated
their life together, their family flourished with the arrival of their four children.

Norma’s dedication and passion extended beyond her family life. For 30 years, she committed
herself to the Monroe County Dairy Herd Improvement Association in Sparta, WI, where she
worked as a lab technician. In 1979, the family returned to their beloved Northfield and it was
during this time that the Notes of Norway band was formed. Together, they shared their musical
talents at weddings, anniversaries and public dances, bringing joy to countless hearts. Norma
and Ove were active members of New Hope Community Lutheran Church and she found
immense joy in lending her beautiful voice to the choir.  

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation, which will take place at
New Hope Community Lutheran Church, located at W16346 Dettinger Rd, Hixton, WI 54635.
The visitation will commence at 10:00 a.m. on August 5th, followed by a funeral service at 11:00
a.m. and lunch at the church.

Norma’s unwavering love, joyful spirit and remarkable contributions to her community will
forever be etched in our hearts. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
The Jensen-Modjeski Funeral home of Hixton is assisting with arrangements, 715-963-2311.

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