She was the first daughter of Vernon Syverson and Adele. She came into the world in Ottawa, Illinois. She married Tom Bergen on February 28, 1960; together they had three children, Tom, Mark and Mary. She loved to travel and lived in many beautiful places. A love of her children and her Catholic Faith is what she will be remembered most for. She is survived by her brother and sister, also her two remaining children Mark and Mary. She is resting in the mountains of Colorado.