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Published May 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gerald Berglund

Gerald Berglund, age 97, of Carrington, ND, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND.

Gerald was born February 26, 1916, in Carrington, the son of Ted and Elsie (McCarty) Berglund. He grew up and attended school there, and graduated from Carrington High School. He was drafted into the US Army at the age of 25, and served during WWII in the 10th Armored Division. He served during the Battle of the Bulge. Following the service, Gerald worked as a parts man at Geisler Implement in Valley City, ND.

Gerald Berglund

Gerald Berglund, age 97, of Carrington, ND, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND.

Gerald was born February 26, 1916, in Carrington, the son of Ted and Elsie (McCarty) Berglund. He grew up and attended school there, and graduated from Carrington High School. He was drafted into the US Army at the age of 25, and served during WWII in the 10th Armored Division. He served during the Battle of the Bulge. Following the service, Gerald worked as a parts man at Geisler Implement in Valley City, ND.

On June 16, 1957, Gerald was united in marriage to Valborg Woldseth at Edmore, ND. Following their marriage, Gerald and Val lived at Carrington where he owned and operated Berglund Farm supply 1956 – 1974.

Gerald had played trumpet in the Carrington German Band and was choir director at Federated Church, Carrington. He loved to play cards, travel, do woodworking, and to hunt and fish. However, his greatest joy came when spending time with his family. He is remembered by his family as having had “a life well lived”

He is survived by his three sons and their families: Dr. Greg (Patty), North Oaks, MN, and children, Kalley (Andrew) Heiligenthal, Rose, Annie, and Tom; Dr. Doug (Barb), Bismarck, and children Derek (Brooke), Andrea, Abby, and Adam; and Dr. Howard (Kim), Fargo, and children Jenna, Allegra, and Olivia.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife Val, who died February 10, 2010.

Visitation: Thursday 9AM – 8PM, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington

Funeral Service: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:30AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND

Interment: Carrington Cemetery

On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

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