Gregory Bergmann

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Gregory Francis “Greg” Bergmann, 56, of Belleville, IL, born March 5, 1962, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family after a two year battle with cancer.

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

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.



15 Comments on Gregory Bergmann

Damian Sandheinrich said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2018 at 2:10 AM

Julie, Tony, Angie and the entire Bergmann family. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy during this difficult time and know that we are praying for you all. May you be blessed with many fond memories of Greg and a strong faith to sustain you during this difficult period. Your friends from St Luke's are always here to support. My God Bless Greg's entire family - one and all!

  • Hopkinsville
  • KY
john sullivan said : Guest Report May 31, 2018 at 2:44 AM

I send sincere sympathy to the Bergmann family for the lost of Greg. Always look up to him for being older than me at St.Luke's. He was a good guy truly will be missed by many!

  • O'fallon
  • Il.
Janet (Ohl) Kaemmerer said : Guest Report May 30, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Angie, Andy, and the Bergmann family, sending sympathy to you during this difficult time and asking God to comfort you. May you find peace and comfort as you share your memories of Greg. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. I believe the last time I saw him was about three years ago at Syberg's restaurant. We had a nice conversation reminiscing about the days at St. Luke's School.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
John Prost said : Guest Report May 30, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Sorry to hear about this. The Bergmann’s were one of my “2nd families” growing up. Great people! Now that I think about it, I think Greg gave me my 1st beer down in the basement!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mike Ainsworth said : Guest Report May 29, 2018 at 7:42 PM

My most sincere condolences.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jon Douglas said : Guest Report May 29, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Sorry for the families loss, Greg was a good guy, and will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dan and Willie Mitchell said : Guest Report May 29, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Greg will be remembered as one of the finest people we have known in the tire industry! "One of the good guys" He will always be remembered as a hard working, extremely knowledgeable honest person. Aaron your dad was a great guy and you are made from the same cloth! Your family has our sincerest sympathy!

  • St.Louis
  • Missouri
Tim ( Joker) Frentzel said : Guest Report May 29, 2018 at 1:40 PM

I am so sad to hear of Greg‘s passing. My prayers are with the family at this sad time. Greg was one of the good ones you will be missed.

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois
Mark Vahlkamp said : Guest Report May 28, 2018 at 3:37 PM

I remember Greg from the roofing company. What a joy to be around I am very sorry for your families loss

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Jerry Gerdes said : Guest Report May 28, 2018 at 3:02 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. What a great man!

  • Parrish
  • Florida
Ed Grau said : Guest Report May 27, 2018 at 11:39 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Enjoyed coaching Khory league with Greg. God must have needed a coach. He was a great guy. Ed and Tyler

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Mike and Cindy Lotz said : Guest Report May 27, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Greg was a great guy!

  • Belleville
  • IL
PAT ND ELMER BACH said : Guest Report May 27, 2018 at 6:12 PM


  • IL.
mike r said : Guest Report May 27, 2018 at 3:36 PM

One of the best men I have ever known.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Pat Beckmann said : Guest Report May 27, 2018 at 4:58 AM

Started with a snowball fight on D street. Love this family. RIP Greg. XO

  • Elgin
  • Il

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