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Robert "Buddy" Oscar Berglund, 84 of Cloquet died Monday, July 7, 2014 in Essentia Health St. Marys Medical Center in Duluth.

He was born July 31, 1929 in Cloquet to Leonard and Cora Berglund.

He married Betty Ann Crotteau on Aug. 25, 1948. Buddy worked as an electrician for Potlatch for 42 years before retiring in 1989.

Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Bassett and son-in-law, Paul Bartlett.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Ann; six children, Michael of Cloquet, Gerald (Linda) of Esko, Roberta (Blaine) Muckala of Hermantown, Tim of Cloquet, Yvonne (Curtis) Lyytinen of Cloquet, and Carrie (David Hovde) Berglund of Cloquet; daughter-in-law, RaeAnn Berglund of Floodwood; brother, Russell (Jan) of Cloquet; sisters, June Bong of Cloquet and Jeanette Johnson of Duluth; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his special pal and sidekick, Ginger.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 11, in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet. Burial will be at New Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cloquet VFW, DAV or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see