Kenneth "Ken" Lloyd Bergstrom

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  • Name: Kenneth "Ken" Lloyd Bergstrom
  • Location of Birth: Spring Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 7, 1924
  • Date of Death: September 4, 2010 (85 years old)
  • Parents: Seth and Hilda Bergstrom
  • High School and Class:
  • College: Dunwoody Institute - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Minnesota School of Business - Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank:
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: December, 1942 (Registration Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Ken served in the United States Army in North Africa and Germany from 1943-1946.

    Information from World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Kenneth L. Bergstrom
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: December 7, 1924
    Birth Place: Spring Lake, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December, 1942
    Registration Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employee: Intstate Iron Co
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hai Color: Red
    Height: 6 3
    Next of Kin: S. R. Bergstrom
    Household Members: Kenneth L. Bergstrom
    Relationship: Self(head)

    Information from World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:
    Name: Kenneth L. Bergstrom
    Birth Year: 1924
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: September 21, 1943
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Terms of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 3 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Apprentices to other trades
    Marital status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 00
    Weight: 000

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Ken moved to Pengilly, Minnesota in 1936.

    He worked at Sears Roebuck and Raymond Trucking while attending Dunwoody Institute and Minnesota School of Business.

    In 1950, Ken married Joan Edman from Alvardo, Minnesota.

    He was the President/Owner of Bergstrom Construction (1950-1978), builder/developer of many neighborhoods in the northern Minneapolis suburbs. Ken was the President/Owner of Minn-Kota Excavating (1958-2001). This was a Brooklyn Park, Minnesota based highway/heavy construction firm, building and improving infrastructure in the upper Midwest and Texas.

    Ken and Joan moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 2001.

    He is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Von (Erika), Kal (Marilyn) and Kym (Bernadette); five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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