Harry A. Bergstrom, age 76 of South Haven died Thursday, Oct. 23 at his residence.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at North Crow River Lutheran Church, rural Cokato with the Rev. Eric Bakken officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Friends called from 3 - 8 p. m. Sunday at the Dingmann-Ferrell Funeral Home, Annandale and one hour prior to services at the church Monday. There was a prayer service Sunday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Annandale.
Harry was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Swift County to Gust and Anna (Carlson) Bergstrom. He married Joyce M. Billeter Sept. 6, 1941 in Minneapolis. She preceded him in death on April 3, 1992. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He has lived in rural South Haven since 1986, previously living in Deer River and Minneapolis. Harry was employed in many professions during his lifetime including farmer, machinist, salesman, cabinet maker, Agriculture Stabilization Committee, and drove for the Heartland Express. He was a member of North Crow River Lutheran Church and VFW Post #8731 of Monticello.
He is survived by four children and their spouses, Judy and William Emery of Hager City, Wisc.; Jean and Roger Schabel of South Haven, Jerrie and Steve Nelson of Rapid City, S.D.; and John and Jeanne Bergstrom of Chandler, Ariz.; sister Alice Dockendorf of Coon Rapids, 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
The pallbearers were Dan Dockendorf, Tim Aeshliman, Bud Rieshl, Ray Bjorstrom, Ted Berquam, and John Bruns, Jr. The organist was Barb Root.