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Published February 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ron Berglund

Ron “snowflake” Berglund, 77, Moorhead, MN died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.

Ronald Peter Burton Berglund was born May 12, 1935 in Moorhead, MN to Alfred and Blanche (Strum) Berglund. He grew up at Comstock, MN and upon graduation the family moved to Moorhead. Ron married Cheryl Lien on July 17, 1954 in Fargo. They lived in the Fargo-West Fargo area along with Grand Forks before settling in Detroit Lakes, MN where they lived for 30 years. In 2007, they moved to Moorhead. Ron worked as a painter with Rothhouse Construction and Asp Construction before starting his own business, Berglund Decorating. He was a sub-contractor for many construction companies in the area.

Ron Berglund

Ron “snowflake” Berglund, 77, Moorhead, MN died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.

Ronald Peter Burton Berglund was born May 12, 1935 in Moorhead, MN to Alfred and Blanche (Strum) Berglund. He grew up at Comstock, MN and upon graduation the family moved to Moorhead. Ron married Cheryl Lien on July 17, 1954 in Fargo. They lived in the Fargo-West Fargo area along with Grand Forks before settling in Detroit Lakes, MN where they lived for 30 years. In 2007, they moved to Moorhead. Ron worked as a painter with Rothhouse Construction and Asp Construction before starting his own business, Berglund Decorating. He was a sub-contractor for many construction companies in the area.

Ron, more affectionately known as “SNOWFLAKE,” was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling along with watching sports (especially basketball and NASCAR). Ron and Cheryl were also members of the Eagle’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl – Moorhead; three children, Shelly (Dewey) Joyce – Fargo, Terri (Dave) Heil – Fargo and Greg Berglund – Detroit Lakes; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Ron was preceded in death by three children, Mark Berglund, Paula Holm and Kim Anderson; his parents; and 5 sisters.

Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

Funeral: Wednesday at 1:00 PM at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

Burial: Moorhead Memorial Gardens.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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