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Bengtson, Peter Stephen
Peter Stephen Bengtson died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in St. Cloud, Minn.

Peter, the son of Rev. Paul and Mary Ann Bengtson, was born November 28, 1970, at The Pas, Manitoba in Canada. Peter was educated in the Wenona, Ill. and Galesburg, Ill. school systems. He was proud to become a naturalized United States citizen in October 1982. Peter was employed as a farm hand and as a day laborer.

Peter is survived by his parents, Rev. Paul and Mary Ann Bengtson of Storm Lake, Iowa, sisters, Amy Bengtson of Minneapolis, Minn. and Hildy Clewell (Mrs. Steve) of Knoxville. Ill.; grandmother, Helen Marie Becker of Lockport, Ill.; aunts and uncle, Karin Bartels of Hamilton, Ohio and David and Peggy Bengtson of Davenport, Iowa; nieces, Heather Bengtson of Chardin, Ohio and Nicole Charette of Bayfield, Wis.; and cousins, David Bartels (Missy) of Rock Island, Ill., Kristin Levitt of Normal, Ill., and Jonathan Bartels of Hamilton, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. Irving Becker of Lockport, Ill. and the Rev. Nels and Alphild Bengtson of Galesburg.

Memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Ill. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Peter's parents and will be forwarded to Anishinabe Wakiagan (a home for Native Americans in Minneapolis). Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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