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Mary Miller-Bergman

Mary Miller-Bergman

Monday, August 20th, 1962 - Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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Mary Beth Miller-Bergman
August 20, 1962 – October 3, 2019

Mary Miller-Bergman, with her gracious and compassionate spirit, had the effect of making people feel lighter, seen and known. Although she was an astute financial professional, her unwavering commitment and deep devotion to her family and her strong conviction that all people matter, will be her most beautiful legacy.

Mary Miller-Bergman was born in Moorhead, Minnesota to Gerald and Barbara Johanneson. Growing up, she called many places home, including Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Illinois. She was an identical twin and had three brothers. Mary was a lover of ballet, jazz and tap dancing growing up, dedicated to academics, and captain of her cheerleading team.

She attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where she earned a B.S. degree in Finance and achieved high honors. There she met her first husband Todd Miller, with whom she had three children, Kiley, Jenna and Cameron. They raised their children together in Wilmette and Winnetka, Illinois.

After earning her undergraduate degree, Mary worked in litigation consulting. She then went on to earn an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and from there took a job at NutraSweet in marketing and corporate strategy. In 2012, Mary became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and founded Hanover Hill Wealth Advisors, an independent wealth management firm. She served for several years on the board of the Juvenile Protective Association in Chicago.

Mary met Jud Bergman, Chairman and CEO of Envestnet, in 2006, and the two married in 2010. Their first date was on Jud’s sailboat, and they quickly fell in love. Mary and Jud were partners in every sense, connected through their careers and through their shared passion to enjoy the beautiful details of life.

Mary lived an extraordinary life. She felt most joyful picking fresh produce from the garden in Barrington, going through the Chicago locks on the river, and taking long bike rides with family. She was particularly moved by art, attending many galleries and exhibits, and acquiring a unique collection. She had impeccable taste and style and an ability to curate beautiful moments, with a keen eye for intimate details.

Mary was predeceased by her mother Barbara Drobick and is survived by her father and stepmother, Gerald and Gayle Johanneson, three children: Kiley, Jenna and Cameron Miller, four stepchildren: Elliot, Elise, Natalie and Bennet Bergman, three grandchildren: Lewis, Malin and Cora Moore, twin sister Susan Johanneson Packard, brothers John (Denise) Johanneson, Joel Johanneson, and Christian (Alice) Johanneson, uncles Thomas and David Johanneson, and eleven nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m., at FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place, Chicago, IL. Private burial Saturday, October 12, 2019, White Cemetery, Barrington, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Juvenile Protective Association, 1707 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614 www.jpachicago.org.

To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPELS, Chicago. Info., 773-581-9000.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Fourth Presbyterian Church
    Address
    Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place
    CHICAGO, IL 60611
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  • Interment

    Location
    White Cemetery
    Address
    BARRINGTON, IL
    Private burial October 12, 2019

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Sheila Padden

Posted at 09:57am
Mary and I were CFP classmates in 2011, and immediately gravitated toward each other. We were classroom friends and discovered our common ground -- twins - -her being a twin and us having twins. We met several times afterwards to discuss opening our new financial advisory practices. Mary was smart, thoughtful and kind, and I really enjoyed her company. Her sudden death is terribly sad and a tremendous loss. With my heartfelt condolences, Sheila
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Steve Adolph

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Mary and I worked together for several years at the NutraSweet company. Mary was 5+ years older than me and always was like a big Sister to me showing me the ropes and giving me advice both about work and my personal life. She was whip smart and always so kind. Even though I have not seen Mary in years I was so sad to hear of her tragic passing. She still looks the same that she did 20+ years ago -- a stunningly beautiful and kindhearted woman. The world is a sadder place without you. Best Steve
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