Lindberg Kiyuhlida Bergman was born on Jan. 28, 1929, and passed away peacefully Aug. 22, 2021, with his loving daughter Milly Bergman Moses by his side, singing “Amazing Grace” to him.
Lindberg was born in winter camp at Oldman River to Billy and Cesa Bergman. He was the youngest son born to them. He had many siblings, some who died in infancy. He was 92 years young, the last of Billy and Cesa Bergman family.
He met the love of his life, Lydia Koyukuk, when he was 16 years old. He would travel from their family camp by the Oldman River, up to Grandpa Grafton’s camp with his three dogs. They would sled down the hill all day long. They married on June 21, 1947.
He and his wife lived a subsistence lifestyle. Together they would hunt, trap and fish as they moved from winter to spring to summer camps, providing for their family. The both worked together and had 11 children, plus raised a stepson.
Lindberg was a man of many talents. He built his own house, many boats, snowshoes and sleds.
He owned a dog team, like everyone else back then, as transportation for trapping and sport. He was still trapping in his 80s; by then he was using a snowmachine for transportation.
He worked at Hog River mining camp for years, was a forest firefighter and was the Allakaket Airport maintenance man, from which he retired.
He was a happy man always sharing his traditional knowledge with everyone. He loved being at Culture Camp, participating in teaching grandchildren and he had so many stories to tell.
He is survived by his children, Warner B., Marion A., Vincent (Ben) and Valerie B., Agnes B., Sue B-Nickoli, Donald (Ducks) Nickoli, Milly Moses, Henry (Hank) Moses, Delores and Floyd Sr. Saunders; grandchildren, Nok/Rita Acker, Leonard (Nik) Acker, Delbert Bergman, Kelly Sweetsir, Dallas/Dorothy Sweetsir, Clinton/Sylvia Bergman, Charlene/Charles Ned, Veronica B., Aaron/Mariah Moses-Bergman, Tiffany/Dylan Ambrose, Cara Ambrose, Tamara/Matt Mayo, Bernice, Donavon and Vincent Nickoli, Cesa and Shaylisa Moses, Floyd Jr., Byron Saunders, Candice/Nate MacDonald, Salone S., Morris S.; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia; two infant children, Verna and Billy; sons, Morris A. B., Lindberg D.B Jr.; stepson, Kenneth B.; sons-in-law, Don Acker and Dennis Sweetsir; and siblings, Edward Bergman, Abraham Oldman and Johnson Moses.
Published by Daily News-Miner on Oct. 4, 2021.