Nelson 'Nellie' Bergman


NEY -- Nelson L. "Nellie" Bergman, 83, of Ney, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare and Rehabilitation-Twin Rivers in Defiance, under the tender care of Southern Care Hospice.

Nelson was born August 30, 1930, in Ney, Ohio, the son of the late Edgar and Ruth L. (Hilton) Bergman. He was a 1948 graduate of Ney High School. Nelson married Mona Bailey in May of 1950 in Ney. He then married Beulah "Boots" Nash on May 12, 1962, and she preceded him in death on January 10, 2004. Nelson was head mechanic and co-owner of the Ney Oil Company. He was a former owner/operator of two service stations in Defiance as well as working at George Briggs Ford. He also worked in the maintenance departments at Campbell Soup, Fulton Tubing and LaChoy, retiring in 1992. He was also co-owner of the Ney Factory Outlet and the Ney Restaurant as well as B&B Enterprises. He was a member of the Ney Church of God and the Sherwood Masonic Lodge 620, F&AM. Nelson was a Ney village councilman for over three decades. He was best known for his Indiana melons he sold at his roadside produce stand along Ohio 15 in Ney.

Surviving are his children, Carol (Andy) Bilbado of Defiance, Mike (Cheryl) Bergman of Sherwood, Rob (Faye) Bergman of Ney and Dwight (Kathy) Bergman of Ney; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Calvin (Charlotte) Bergman of Ney; and one sister, Mary Carter of Bryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Beulah "Boots" Bergman.

Visitation for Nelson L. Bergman will be held Friday, April 18, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, where the Sherwood Masonic Lodge 620 F&AM will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral services for Nelson L. "Nellie" Bergman will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Ney Church of God, 03413 Ohio 15, Ney, Ohio 43549, with Pastor Kevin King officiating. Interment will follow in Ney Cemetery, Ney, Ohio. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice, 6545 West Central Avenue, Suite 103, Toledo, Ohio 43617; or to Ney Village Park, c/o Ney Village Council. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guestbook may be signed at

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