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Kenneth D. Bergren Obituary


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“We were sorry to hear about Kenny. Jim has memories of him and your family from the neighborhood in Brooklyn Center and also NSP. Memories are...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jim & Jenelle Nelson - MN

“Dearest Auntie Janice, Nancy, Gary, Diane, & Barbara and your family. Our deepest sympathies amd prayers go out to all of you during this time of...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jill & Paul Elliott - Mpls, MN

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Scott, Shallyn and Estella Tordeur - MN

“Jan, Our Sympathy and Prayers are with you and your Family. Ken will be missed by many. Tom and Joan Kreger ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Kreger - litchfield, MN

“Nancy and Family, I am sorry to learn of your father/grandfather's passing. Please know that my prayers are offered as I write you.. and for...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lores Vlaminck - Rochester, MN

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandpa, and Friend. Thaughts and prayers go out to you all at this time of loss. Love Kris ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kris Elam - Hutchinson, MN

“Thank you for being a wonderful father to Gary, an outstanding father-in-law to Carla and a loving grandpa to Greg, Derek and Maggie. We will miss...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mark & Lori Stang - St. Joseph, MN

“I am thinking of your family at this difficult time. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Leppa Johnson - Ponca City, OK

“I love you Grandpa, you will be missed. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jason George & Family - Grandson

“In your time of sorrow may it ease your pain to know that others are thinking of you. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Paul G. Thomas - Buffalo, MN

“We are so sorry for your loss... Praying for all your family's peace and strength. Dave and Judy Ness family ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Ness - Eden Prairie, MN

“We are so sorry for your loss... Praying for all your family's peace and strength. Dave and Judy Ness family ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Ness - Eden Prairie, MN

“Dear Janice and family, We will miss seeing you and Ken together around town. I met and so enjoyed both of you on the trip to Washington D.C. a...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Konietzko - Litchfield, MN


Kenneth D. Bergren, age 85, of Litchfield died at his home on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 28, 2011 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin with Pastor Joe Midthun officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Interment will be held at All Saints Lutheran Cemetery, Darwin, MN with Military Honors by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard. Kenneth David Bergren, the son of Johan G. and Signe (Hansen) Bergren was born on May 24, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN. His mother died when Ken was only two and he was raised by his older sisters and an aunt. He worked on a farm at an early age to help support himself and his family. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater on a Destroyer Escort. After his discharge, he returned to Minneapolis, MN and worked for Northern States Power at the Riverside Plant in Brooklyn Center. He was united in marriage to Janice Melhus in Minneapolis, MN on January 10, 1948. He worked as a relay technician for 37 years and ended his career, retiring from Monticello Nuclear as station electrician after seven years. He built a home on Lake Stella in Darwin, MN and wintered in Weslaco, TX for 15 years, and in 1999 moved into Litchfield. He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin, MN, the Litchfield V.F.W., the Meeker County Navy Club, and the U.S. Navy Club. Ken was an honorary graduate from Litchfield High School in 2004. Ken will be remembered as a skilled handyman whose traits were passed on to his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking family vacations, and going on ice cream outings. He also enjoyed Walleye fishing, golfing and bowling. He is survived by his wife, Janice of Litchfield, MN; children, Barb Bednarz of Gold Canyon, AZ, Dianne George of Montrose, MN, Nancy (and Ron) Elam of Buffalo, MN, Gary (and Carla) Bergren of Pine River, MN; grandchildren, Kenny Robinson, Becky Robinson, Janice Dahlen, Caroline Felix, Tara Van Heel, Jason George, Chad George, Lane George, Joshua George, Christina Cox, Nathan Elam, Alissa Piram, Gregory Bergren, Derek Bergren and Maggie Bergren; and 20 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johan and Signe; son David; grandson Michael Bergren; sisters Elaine Mauer and Joyce Coldren; and son-in-law Roger Bednarz.

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