In Memory of

John Kenneth Berglund

March 23, 1951 - January 9, 2012
John Kenneth Berglund, the son of Sally (Hanlon) and Kenneth Berglund, was born on March 23, 1951, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Larrabee, IA, and he graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee with the class of 1970. Following high school, John attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, IA, in the Farm/Ag. Program. He farmed with his father and brother, Jerry, until 1979. He spent five years in Dallas, TX, where he was the maintenance supervisor for an apartment complex. After relocating to Sioux Falls, SD, in 1989, he continued doing various custodial jobs for several years, then became a maintenance supervisor for the City of Sioux Falls, at their water treatment plant. He continued working there until his retirement. John was an avid collector of toy cars and trucks. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially enjoyed his nieces and nephews. On Monday, January 9, 2012, John passed away at his home in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 60. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Sally Berglund; and one sister, Jeannie Mohr. Survivors include his siblings: Jim (Linda) Berglund of Merrill, IA, Jerry (Julie) Berglund of Larrabee, IA, Jan (John) Small of Watertown, SD, and Julie (Curt) Johnson of Spirit Lake, IA;one brother-in-law, Pat Mohr of Galva, IA; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Armand Bertrand Msgr. Kenneth Seifried
Visitation will begin at noon on Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, January 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for the loss of John.He was a good guy and our family will miss him”
- Mike Coats
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Please accept my condolences on the death of your brother. I was in his class in grade school and also rode the same bus to and from school. I remember that he was a lively member of our class. My parents were Louis and Helen Seyer. My mother was one of the teachers in Junior High at Larrabee.”
- Stephanie Seyer
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Jimmy, Jerry, Jan and Julie, I am so sorry about the loss of John, always Johnny to me. So many wonderful memories of Christmas together, summers on the farm and birthday paries Grandpa & Grandma's mouse house. The city cousins and the country cousins,the Coates and the Berglunds, so many memories so much love! Love You, Karen”
- Karen Coats Fischer
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I'm sorry to hear of Johns passing. I have many fond memories of our school years in Larrabee. John was part of our bakers dozen that graduated 8th grade together. Even tho 'boy's had cooties!' back then my memories of John were of a quiet boy who was never mean. I am proud of where I grew up and the community that surrounded us. I am sure your family will miss him. Know that my thoughts are with you. ”
- Linda Fessler
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry to hear of John's passing. I look back at all the great times us 'City Kids' had together on the farm with our cousins. Will be thinking of you on Saturday.”
- Brian Coats
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“All of us here at Bergeland Apartments send our condolences and prayers to The Berglund Family! John will will be deeply missed!”
- Lisa Mahatoo
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to the brothers and sisters of John in his passing. I know you will miss him. Let the years you had together bring you happy memories. The video remembrance was very nice.”
- Shirley Skadeland
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Watching the video tribute and seeing the pictuers of your family and your parents brought back alot of memories of our families spending time together while growing up. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I am very sorry for your loss ”
- Denise Davis Richards
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry to hear of John's passing and extend my sincere condolences to all the family and to his loved ones. John and I were in high school and graduated together from Washington High in 1970. Although John was quiet and reserved, I always remember him having a ready smile for everyone and one who was willing to help anyone in need. I am sure he will be missed by his family and loved ones. God has a very special place in heaven for gentle souls like John and we reflect thoughtfully on his special contributions to our lives. God Bless, Mark Cunningham ”
- Mark Cunningham
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for the whole Berglund family, and send prayers for everyone. Especially for Jan, my dear childhood friend. I watched the video of john, and it brought so many tears. it was amazing to see your whole family as they were growing up, and brought back so many wonderful memories of growing up with you in Larrabee. You have such a beautiful family, and I'm so sorry for the loss of John. Please know, you are in my thoughts so much. Love, Lora”
- Lora Holton
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sad to hear about John. Mary called to tell me and I was so surprised. I hope all of you are doing well. I will be thinking of you Saturday. I will in in Wyoming to see Be a.”
- Kathy Bunt
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