Greg graduated from Althoff Catholic High School in 1980, and then from McKendree College, where he played Bearcat Baseball. His Bearcat teammates became life-long friends, as did teammates from numerous other baseball and softball teams he played on over the years. He was the owner and operator of Goodall Tire Company, where he had started working for his father-in-law at the age of seventeen.
Greg enjoyed the outdoors, sports (especially the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues), fishing trips with his buddies, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Anna Bergmann; his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Loretta Zachry; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, C.J. “Freckles” and Dorothy Goodall; and a brother-in-law, Ted Wilhelm.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Jane Bergmann, nee Goodall, whom he married April 5, 1986, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church;
his son, Aaron Bergmann;
his daughter, Allison (Scott) Reichert;
a grandson, Weston Reichert, with another grandson due in August;
his parents, George and Joan, nee Zachry, Bergmann;
three brothers, Mike (Ann) Bergmann, Tony (Shelley) Bergmann, and Andy (Deann) Bergmann;
two sisters, Julie McLain and Angie (Jeff) Franke;
a sister-in-law, Joyce Wilhelm;
a brother-in-law, Joe (Clarice) Goodall;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Walshauser and the staff at Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, as well as Family Hospice for their compassionate care.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice or St. Peter’s Cathedral. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.