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Bergstrom, Joyce
Joyce M. Bergstrom, 87, of Galesburg, Il formerly of Woodhull, Il died
Friday February 25, 2011 in her home at Hawthorne Inn in Galesburg.
Services are 10:00 AM Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull.
Burial is in the Woodhull cemetery. Visitation is from 3-5 PM Sunday at
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull where memorials may be
left to Bethany Lutheran Church or the Woodhull Cemetery Assoc. Online
condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com

She was born November 14, 1923 in Davenport, IA to Orville and Linda
Letsch Hicks. She grew up in East Moline and graduated from United
Township High School in 1941. She worked as a receptionist for Dr. L.D.
Barding in Moline and later worked at American Machine and Metals in
East Moline.

On September 21, 1946 she was united in marriage to Reginald J.
Bergstrom at Peace Lutheran Church near Barstow, Il. He died November
17, 2009. They farmed near Andover for 14 years until founding the
Bergstrom Seed and Grain Company in Woodhull retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the Kings Daughters in East Moline and the Womans
Club in Woodhull. She also belonged to the Woodhull Red Hat Society and
the Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull where she served on the Altar
Guild and Hope Circle.

Joyce enjoyed nature, flower gardening, baking and being a homemaker.
Joyce and Reg both enjoyed golfing and he witnessed her hole-in-one in
1989. They especially enjoyed their retirement spending 24 years
wintering in Mesa. AZ

Survivors include 2 sons, Robert (Verna) Bergstrom of Alpha, Il, Richard
(Setsuko) Bergstrom of Fremont, CA, 5 grandchildren Inger (Bruce) Krieg
of House Springs, MO, Andrea Bergstrom of Champaign, Il, Erik (Lisa)
Bergstrom of Elm Grove, WI, Reggie and Kristina Bergstrom both of
Fremont, 3 great grandchildren Marissa Krieg, and Mia and Tessa Bergstrom,

Her parents, husband, 1 son Mark and 2 sisters preceded her in death.
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