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Rose M. (Hoff) Bergman

November 22, 1932 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Rose Bergman Obituary

Rose Marie Bergman, 90, Athens passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. 

She was born November 22, 1932 in Marathon County, daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Bargander) Hoff.  On April 23, 1949 she married Clarence Stenzel. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1975.  She then married Roy Bergman on March 18, 1977.  He also preceded her in death on March 1, 1989.  

Following Clarence’s death, Rose worked at Weyerhauser in Marshfield for several years. She then married Roy Bergman and moved to Waukesha. After Roy’s death, she moved back to the Athens area. She enjoyed being a homemaker, playing cards, taking an occasional trip to the casino, doing word search puzzles daily, and playing Sheepshead. The last few years, Rose resided at the Athenian Living Center where she continued to play cards and enjoy her visits with the residents and caretakers there.  

Survivors include her daughter, Joanne (Ervin) Mroczenski, Athens, one grandson, Jason Geiersbach, North Dakota and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose will especially be missed by her niece Nettie.  

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Edith Hoff and her two brothers, Norbert and LeRoy Hoff and a special nephew, Michael Hoff Sr.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2023 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens.  The Rev. Joe Bathke will preside.  Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Athens.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at 

Rose’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at Athenian Living Center, Athens, and also Interim Health for the outstanding care and devotion they all shared with her. She truly was blessed by all who took care of her and kept a smile on her face.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Anthony’s in Athens.  



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October 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
417 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411

Funeral Mass
October 28, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
417 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411


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