William L. “Bill” Bergstrom, 78, Quincy, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today, April 5, 2013, and Saturday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Quincy Humane Society.
He was born July 11, 1934, in Waukegan, Ill., son of Raymond E. and Elsie M. Gladden Bergstrom. He was married to Jean Louise Hoener of Quincy.
He was 1952 graduate of Quincy High School, and was a member of the Blue Devil varsity wrestling team, going to state his senior year. He was a long time member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Brookfield Rotary Club and Escapees of the Good Sam Motor Club and the International Group Loners on Wheels. From 1955 to 1968, he was employed at Willer Dairy. In 1975 he began his career with Prairie Farms Dairy, Quincy, moving to Brookfield in 1990 when he was promoted to Branch Manager. He retired after 25 years with the company in January 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Victoria Cannon and Valerie Straus (Steven), both of Quincy; three sons, Daniel “Dan” Bergstrom, Blue Springs, D. Scott Bergstrom, Quincy, and Curtis A. Bergstrom (Debbie), Kansas City; 13 grandchildren, Mark Cannon (Nicole), Loveland Colo., Melissa Leonard (Rick), James Cannon, Ashley Cannon, John Shelton (Jodie) and Jacob Shelton, all of Quincy, Jacy Shelton (Nikki), Bowen, Ill., Shawn Bergstrom (Kelly), Kansas City, Shane Bergstrom, Liberty, Samantha Jenkins, Independence, Tiffany Bergstrom, Bowling Green, Dustin Bergstrom, Olney, Ill., and Brittney Wellman, New Albany, Ind.; 22 great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert E. Bergstrom, Toronto, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Howard L. Bergstrom; and two grandchildren, Jerred A. Shelton and Jesica D. Shelton.