David Bergmann passes away at age 60

David William Bergmann
David William Bergmann

David Bergmann, the owner of Laketown Electric and an active member of the local community, passed away in Bradenton, Fla., at age 60 on Dec. 5. Bergmann was a mentor to many in the electrical industry and was also known for his extensive charitable work.
Over the years, his service extended to the Lions, the Rotary, the Waconia Chamber of Commerce, CAP Agency, the Boy Scouts, his church (he was a Sunday school and confirmation teacher), and beyond. A licensed pyrotechnic, Bergmann helped coordinate the 4th of July fireworks over Lake Waconia for many years.
Local businessman Kim Mackenthun has been friends with Bergmann for 35+ years.
“He was a hard worker. He gave a lot for the community,” Mackenthun said. “Back in the day, we worked on anything and everything together.”
Mackenthun noted an effort led by Bergmann through the Waconia Lions Club and its wild game dinner to raise funds for a trailer for the Waconia High School Marching Band.
“He also did most of the driving of that trailer for a long time,” Mackenthun added.
Kellie Sites, president of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce, said Bergmann was very active in the chamber.
“David served on the Board of Directors and was involved in many aspects of the business community,” she said.
A Memorial of Christian Burial will be held at Mount Olivet West Lutheran Church in Victoria on Friday, Jan. 4. Visitation starts at 3 p.m. with the service at 4 p.m. To read Bergmann’s obituary, see Page 8.