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Marvin Sigfrid Bergquist

Marvin Sigfrid Bergquist, age 86, of Dassel, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.

A memorial service took place Friday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Organist was Florine Osness. Soloist Sheldon Hedin sang “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The congregational hymn was “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” Inurnment was at the Dassel Cemetery.

Marvin’s grandchildren were honorary urnbearers.

A time to gather with family and friends took place Thursday, June 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marvin was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Collinwood Township, Meeker County, the son of Alrick and Laura (Risner) Bergquist. He grew up in the Collinwood area and attended district 17 for his schooling.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel at the time of his death.

Marvin was united in marriage to Violet Bollman Oct. 26, 1940, at the First Lutheran Church in Dassel. Together, they made their home in the Dassel area, where they raised their four children and farmed.

Later, Marvin was united in marriage to Vivian Holmstrom. They made their home in Dassel.

Marvin was active in many organizations, and had been past president of the Meeker County D.H.I.A., the Meeker County Fair Board, and the Minnesota Jersey Cattle Club. He had also been involved with the Dassel Fire Department (Ret.), Dassel Rod and Gun Club, and had been and an active adult leader in the local 4-H club.

He is survived by his children, Dennis (Vonnie) Bergquist of Hutchinson, Marvel (Roger) Erickson of Hutchinson, Carol (Duane) Peterson of Mountain City, Tenn., and Jon (Bonnie) Bergquist of New Prague; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, his wife, Vivian Bergquist of Hutchinson, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild; and three sisters, Belle Bergquist in infancy, Betty O’Leary, and Joyce Bergquist.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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