Paddy Jo Bergman March 3, 1934 – June 30, 2020

Paddy Jo Bergman

      Paddy Jo Bergman age 86, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Pinicon Place in Anamosa following an extended illness.
A public visitation was held on Monday, July 6 from 10 a.m. until noon at the United Church, of Monticello. A private family service was held following the visitation with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Pastor Ed Moreano officiated at the services. Please sign the online guest book at In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established or memorials may be made to Camp Courageous, the United Church of Monticello or Above and Beyond Hospice.

      Surviving are three children, Gary (Pamela) Bergman of Bettendorf, Kevin (Alison) Bergman of Monticello, Donna (Steve) Flamm of West Des Moines, her son-in-law, Randy Clark of Lake Charles, La.; 11 grandchildren, Joe (Jacki) Bergman, Brian(Kelsey) Bergman, Cara (Eric) Knuth, Justin (Caitlan) Clark, Nathan Clark, Nicole (fiancée Chance Johnson) Clark, Maegan Clark, Alyssa Flamm, Benjamin Flamm, Stacy (Trevor) Owen, and Jacob Bergman; and three great-grandchildren, Harper Clark, Eloise Bergman and Austyn Knuth. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don on Aug. 26, 2006, and her daughter Sharon Bergman Clark in December of 2012.

      Paddy Jo Swartzendruber was born March 3, 1934 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. She was the daughter of Harold and Ilma Rhoades, Swartzendruber. She graduated from Wellman High School in 1951. Paddy then attended A.I.B. in Des Moines from 1951 until 1952. She then worked at a small loan company in Cedar Rapids for five years. Paddy Swartzendruber and Donald Bergman were married July 27, 1956 at St. Paul Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Paddy continued working in Cedar Rapids while Don was stationed in Korea for a year. They moved to Chandler Air Force Base in Minnesota until February of 1958 when Don began working for the Monticello State Bank. Paddy worked 10 years at Monticello Community Schools as a secretary.
Paddy was a member of the United Church of Monticello where she taught Sunday school for 10 years, was active in the morning circle and served on the church council. She was also a Red Cross volunteer. Paddy had her Water Safety Instructor certification and organized swimming lessons for 10 years at the Monticello Pool in the summer. She was a past member of the Delphian Club and P.E.O.
In 1997 Paddy and Don moved to the Villages in Florida and spent their winters there and summers in Iowa. Paddy moved back to Iowa permanently in 2014. While in Florida she was active in golfing, swimming and traveling throughout Florida. She also was an active member of a cross stitch group for many years. She made cross stitch greeting cards to send to senior citizen members of the church. Paddy was an avid collector of teddy bears for many years.

      The family would like to thank the staff of, Pennington Square, Pinicon Place and Above and Beyond Hospice for all the wonderful care that Paddy received.


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