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Gerald Berglund

Gerald Berglund, age 97, of Carrington, ND, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND.

Gerald was born February 26, 1916, in Carrington, the son of Ted and Elsie (McCarty) Berglund. He grew up and attended school there, and graduated from Carrington High School. He was drafted into the US Army at the age of 25, and served during WWII in the 10th Armored Division including in the Battle of the Bulge. Following the service, Gerald worked as a parts man at Geisler Implement in Valley City, ND.

On June 16, 1957, Gerald was united in marriage to Valborg Woldseth at Edmore, ND. Following their marriage, Gerald and Val lived at Carrington where he owned and operated Berglund Farm supply 1956 – 1974.

Gerald had played trumpet in the Carrington German Band and was choir director at Federated Church, Carrington. He loved to play cards, travel, do woodworking, and to hunt and fish. However, his greatest joy came when spending time with his family. He is remembered by his family as having had “a life well lived?

He is survived by his three sons and their families: Dr. Greg (Patty), North Oaks, MN, and children, Kalley (Andrew) Heiligenthal, Rose, Annie, and Tom; Dr. Doug (Barb), Bismarck, and children Derek (Brooke), Andrea, Abby, and Adam; and Dr. Howard (Kim), Fargo, and children Jenna, Allegra, and Olivia.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife Val, who died February 10, 2010.


FUNERAL SERVICE: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:30AM

BURIAL: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

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Name: Tom Strinden

Date: 5/16/13

Message: Berglund Family,  My condolences on the passing of Gerald.  He was a great man that will be remembered by many.  I always enjoyed visiting with him at the graduation parties for Howard and Kim's daughters.  I remember when he would come out hunting with Howard and me, when we were taking a break from Med. School lectures.  He is now in heaven with Val and is a true example of a "Christian man" who served others and lived life well.  


Name: Robert B Iverson

Date: 5-12-13

Message: Greg Doug Howard. Sorry to hear about your father, he was a special uncle to us.
Always full of life and kindness.
Bob & JoClaire Iverson


Name: Paul and Dorothy Ness

Date: 5/11/2013

Message: "The Berglund Boys",

We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a favorite of all of your cousins. I will always remember the Thanksgivings and Easters spent at your house from our childhood until well into our later years. The occasional visits I had with your Mom and Dad during my adult life as I would pass through Carrington are something I will always remember.

We are in Arizona and will not return until June. Our thoughts will be with you.

Paul and Dorothy Ness