Wayne Carl BergquistWayne Carl Bergquist, died Dec. 21 at Miller Dwan from complications due to a fall in his home.
Wayne Carl Bergquist, died Dec. 21 at Miller Dwan from complications due to a fall in his home.
Wayne was born to Carl and Nellie Bergquist March 12, 1926 in Duluth.
He attended Lakewood High School. He was a World War 11 veteran, entering the U.S. Navy when he was 17, with parents permission. He served his country honorably aboard a Sub-chaser in the South Pacific.
Wayne was a mechanic in his Dad's garage and also hauled raw milk to Bridgemans Creamery from numerous farms in the area around and north of Two Harbors. Later he worked in the radiator business, and established his own, "Wayne's Radiator Shop", serving Duluth businesses and the surrounding area until his retirement in 1995.
In his younger years, he was very active in Trinity Lutheran Church and also a strong supporter, worker, friend at Gospel Mission. He was an avid hunter and fisherman all of his life and in later years was happiest when he could join friends and family members at the "hunting shack" in Brimson. He enjoyed being the camp cook, the younger members at the shack will always remember his first night at camp "beef stew", his sage advice and the many stories of his youth and adventures during the war. They all loved their Unc Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Earl and Paul.
Survivors who will all miss him dearly are his wife, Patty; children, Wayne Jr. (Kathy), Naples, Fla., Michael (Ann) Blaine, Minn., and Rose (Jerry) Priener, Esko, Minn.; sister, Marie (Paul) Glaesemann, Duluth and brother, Leslie (Jean) Bergquist Rhinelander, Wis.; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nephews and nieces.
VISITATION: 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 10, 2014 until the 3 p.m. memorial service in the Sunrise Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Sunrise Memorial Park.
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