Services were held June 4th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor James Steen officiating. Burial was held in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. Memorials are requested for the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Florence Berglund was born June 14, 1920 in Cherokee County to Gus and Edith (Ackerlund) Berglund. She attended school in Marcus, graduating from Marcus High School in 1938, and later attended Westmar College in LeMars. On Nov. 26, 1942, Florence married Francis Bierman in Tilden Township, rural Cherokee. While Francis was serving in World War II, Florence taught country school south of Marcus, and the couple lived on Dr. Joynt's farm in rural Marcus for 40 years.
Florence was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and loved living on the farm, cooking, growing flowers, and quilting. She made many beautiful quilts for her family.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband Francis, on April 15, 2004; her parents; a daughter, Judy Johnston in 1995; a son, Michael Bierman in 2001; three brothers, Glen, Kenny and Arnold and a son-in-law, Leonard Seggerman in 2006.
Survivors include a daughter, Joy Seggerman, of Kirksville, Mo.; two sons, David Bierman, and his wife, Donella, of Marcus and Charles Bierman and his wife, Anne, of Breda; a sister, Mary Ann Miller and her husband, Wally of Cherokee; nine grandsons, Michael, David, Matthew, Phillip, Francis, Matthew Charles, Luke, Clint and Joseph; a granddaughter, Ellie Joy; step grandchildren, Rob Shaw, Kristi Pride, and her husband, Travis; Madisson Vonnahme; five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Shelby, Justyne, Jacob, Hannah; and two step great-grandchildren, Abigail Shaw and Colt Lee Pride.