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Vallery Bergman 1952 – 2024

Vallery Kay (Horton) Bergman was born on July 10, 1952, to Neroy Delos and Edythe Lillian (Havenor) Horton in Wadena, MN. She passed away January 12, 2024, at the age of 71.
Vallery grew up in Huntersville surrounded by her family that she thought the world of. She was very proud to tell you that she was the only one of the 13 kids born in Wesley Hospital. She cherished every minute of time with her mom, dad, and siblings. Even in her most recent years she loved getting together with her siblings and picking on each other. She attended Menahga High School where she graduated in 1970.
Vallery was married to Gordon Bergman on October 27, 1973. There were three children from this union: Brian, Renee and Heidi. Vallery spent a large portion of her married years as a homemaker and working various odd jobs.
Vallery worked in many different professions. Most of her jobs were in retail sales and customer service. After moving back to the Sebeka area, she worked at the Menahga Coop Grocery Store, Rife’s Stop and Shop, Straight River Engineering and Manufacturing, Marv’s Gas Station, American Legion Post 456, Oak Ridge Homes, Wadena Elks. She finally found her calling when she was moved to the “Greeter” position at Walmart. She was able to spread her smile, share stories and pick on customers as they came in. She was even pulled into the office for visiting too much! She made her final departure from Walmart in 2018. She spent many days holding babies and “coaching” kids at Heidi’s daycare which was in her house from 2012 to 2017.
Vallery was always happy to see people. She loved to visit with pretty much anyone when she saw them. She was the adopted mom or grandma of many people she came in contact with.
Vallery struggled with dementia and kidney disease for three years. She was blessed to be a resident at Providence Villa in Sebeka for the last nine months. In that time, we realized how absolutely amazing living in a small close-knit community can be. From locals stopping in to visit her because they saw her sitting outside to the amazing staff that treated her like family and her weekly jaunts over to The Hair Company to see Jesse, she was very well loved and cared for.
Vallery was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Anita, brothers: Delmar, Orlan and Harvey
Vallery is survived by her children: Brian Bergman of Little Falls, Renee and Jason Miller of Sebeka and Heidi and Darin Mattson of Sebeka; her grandchildren: Bryan (Brittany) Balzum, Cody (Nicole) Miller, Shaniah (Chance) Jokela, Tanner Mattson, Chad (Cassie) Bergman, Sierra (Liam) Miller, Chyna Bergman, Ian Mattson, Otto Mattson, Chelsea Bergman and Vanessa Bergman; her great-grandchildren: Mila Balzum, Oliver Jokela, Weston Jokela, Sophia Vanburen and Tayson Jokela. She is also survived by siblings: Elvin and Brooks Horton, Ruth Horton, Marladeen and Roger Dickson, Ardell Horton, Norval and Mary Horton, Marlyn and Grace Horton, Maxine West, Loren Horton, and Arnie and Vicki Horton; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka. Online condolences may be left at

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