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John Bergson

April 23, 1934 — November 26, 2017

John P. Bergson, 83, lifelong Duluth and Hermantown area resident, died Sunday November 26, 2017, in Haugen, WI.  He was born on April 23, 1934 to Axel and  Sigrid Bergson. Although he was born in the midst of a terrible Depression, he never knew hunger or want because of the family farm, Pine Ridge Dairy. It was there John learned his work ethic and strong sense of  the importance of family, which he had to the end,  with his deep love for his own family. He graduated from the University of MN with a degree in Civil Engineering. John worked as a Civil Engineer for the DM&IR Railroad for 5 years before his 32 year career at Salo Engineering, Duluth. He served his country by enlisting in the U.S Navy.  He had been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Duluth, Boy Scouts of America, Toast Masters, was involved  with Camp Vermilion and had a leadership role with ASCE. John enjoyed hunting, camping, travel and researching his roots. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, sister Ollie Carlson and Frances Wrazidlo.  John is survived by his daughter Karen(Tim)Cheslak, Maplewood, MN, sons Pastor John(Debby), Haugen, WI, and Paul, Lindstrom, MN, brother Jim(Pat), Phoenix, AZ, brother in law Donald Carlson, Hermantown, sister in law Claudia Otos, Hermantown, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family extends a special thank you to niece Lorie Olesiak and friend Nancy Bergson.  Visitation 10AM until the 11AM Funeral service Wednesday December 27, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church 1108 E. 8th St., Duluth. Burial at Sunrise Cemetery.  Memorials to Trinity Lutheran are preferred.  Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home is entrusted with final care.


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