Oct. 2, 2018

Gladys Irene Bergstrom, daughter of Richard and Ethel Dalton, was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Luxemburg, Minnesota. She grew up in the Darwin area graduating from Litchfield High School in 1950. Following graduation, she worked at J.C. Penney's in Litchfield.

On March 15, 1952, she was united in marriage to Harold Bergstrom of Grove City, Minnesota, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater, Minnesota. They lived north of Grove City on a farm. She lived there for 44 years. After the death of her husband in 1996, Gladys moved to Litchfield, Minnesota. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, babysitting her grandchildren, playing cards, volunteering and spending time with family and friends. Gladys was named Meeker County Senior Volunteer of the Year in 2008.

Gladys passed away on Oct. 2, 2018, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

Gladys is survived by two children, John (Sheri) Bergstrom and David Bergstrom. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Christina Williams (Allen), Jeremy Bergstrom (Alysa), Tiana Jestus (Nick), Ryne Bergstrom (Brianna), Spencer Bergstrom, Brennen Bergstrom and Breanna Bergstrom; nine great-granddaughters; and brothers, George Dalton (Norma) of St. Cloud, Gerald Dalton (Nan) of Burnsville, and Richard Dalton of Paynesville; besides other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. Celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

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