EDWARD "EVERETT" BERGRENOn Thursday, January 3, 2013, the spirit of Edward "Everett" Bergren left our world for a better place.
On Thursday, January 3, 2013, the spirit of Edward "Everett" Bergren left our world for a better place. He had just turned 14.
In life, Everett was a kind, gentle and loving person with an innate sense of compassion. He had a terrific smile. He was extremely resourceful and inquisitive. Everett loved agate hunting, nature photography and he was a Minnesota Vikings fan. He was an animal lover and he enjoyed music. He was also an explorer and adventurer.
Everett was quite the young outdoorsman and loved everything to do with nature. Everett was a quick learner with a keen eye for detail. He was gifted, with many skills that were beyond his years. Everett possessed a strong moral compass and sense for what was right. In fact, he dreamed of one day becoming a conservation officer to help, protect and preserve that which he held so dear - Mother Nature's beauty. Being an ardent outdoorsman, Everett pursued and excelled at fishing, hunting, trapping, hiking and camping; so much so that he was seen as a throwback from one of the old time Mountain Men.
Everett was an awesome big brother to his little sisters who he loved and guarded fiercely. Everett was a valuable friend to have because he was so loyal and held empathy in his heart for those who suffered misfortune. He was special in so many ways. Through much adversity, Everett persevered and did so with astonishing courage and dignity.
Since the accident almost one year ago (1/19/12), which took the life of his loving grandmother Paula, and injured him, Everett fought bravely through recovery. The resilience and tenacity he showed proved to the world what a truly amazing kid he was.
Everett showed remarkable courage while facing life's challenges. As a child growing up, Everett warmed the hearts of countless people and he will never be forgotten. He was an extreme joy.
Everett was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Scott Turnbull; his paternal grandmother, Paula Bergren.
He is survived by his mother, Trista Turnbull; his father, Edward "Ross" Bergren; his sisters Liberty Bergren, Tehya, Bella and Alivia; maternal grandmother, Tammy Mee; paternal grandparents, Ed and Diane Bergren; paternal great-grandmother, Jo Schultz; Aunties, Ashly Effinger, Shelley (Rhett) Nicholson; Uncles, Joel Bergren; Special friends, CeCe and Nick; and so many others.
GATHERING: 12 noon until the 1 p.m. service Saturday, Jan. 12 at Hermantown Community Church, 4880 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown, MN 55811. A fund has be established at Forest Hill Cemetery for a bench to be placed near the duck pond in memory of Paula Bergren and Everett Bergren. Donations may be mailed to Bergren Memorial Bench Fund, Forest Hill Cemetery, 2516 Woodland Avenue, Duluth, MN 55803.--