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Leon Palmer Bergan 1932-2018

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March 15, 2018

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Leon Palmer Bergan 1932-2018

GREAT FALLS - Leon Palmer Bergan, 85, of Great Falls, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Leon was born on Sept. 25, 1932 in Scobey, Mont. to Palmer and Lydia Bergan. He joined the United States Navy and served during the Korean War, he then served for 33 years in civil service.

He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, VFW, Moose and Senior Citizens Center.

Leon enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, float trips, packing into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, pool, cards, camping, getting firewood and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife Marie Bergan of Great Falls; sons Robert (DeDe) and Scott (Kitty) Bergan both of Great Falls; sister Toni (Phil) Flannery; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Ronnie, Eugene and Terry; sisters Jeanette and Ella Mae; and grandson Brandon.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 19 at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Burial will take place Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

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