Richard C. "Dick" Bergerud

Richard C. "Dick" Bergerud, 86, of West Bend, formerly of Oshkosh and Green Bay, entered his eternal rest on June 9, 2006 at Cedar Lake Care Center in West Bend.

He was born in Breckinridge, Minn. on April 2, 1920 to the late Harry and Alma (nee Moen) Bergerud.

Dick grew up in Fergus Falls and Minneapolis where he graduated from Washburn High School in 1938.

He met his future wife, Roberta J. Larson, in Oshkosh and they were married in Dubuque, Iowa on June 26, 1941.

God blessed their marriage with three children, Karen, Thomas and James.

Dick and Roberta lived most of their lives in Oshkosh and Green Bay where Dick was a representative for New York Life Insurance Co. for more than 30 years and was a member of Senior NYLIC.

Dick enjoyed many hobbies including woodworking, golf, fishing in Canada and playing his organ for family and friends.

When Roberta, his wife of 62 years passed away on Nov. 6, 2002, Dick moved to West Bend to be near his children.

He was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Oshkosh and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen B. Gaecke, and a son, Thomas (Ardith) Bergerud of West Bend; six grandchildren, SMSgt. Christopher (fiancˇe Danielle) Gaecke of Tucson, Ariz.; Matthew (Heather) Gaecke of Mukwonago, Seth (Penny) Berge-rud of West Bend, Luke Bergerud of N. Potomac, Md., Kelsey Bergerud of West Bend and Jody (Kristin) Bergerud of Minneapo-lis; seven great-grandchildren, Sarah and Aaron Gaecke of Tucson, Tyler and Hannah Gaecke of Mukwonago, Collin Bergerud of West Bend, and Dylan and Kyra Bergerud of Minneapolis; and a sister, Lucille Fowler of Whitehall, Pa.

He is further survived by nephews, nieces and many other cherished relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, James, in 1972, and a son-in-law, William Gaecke in 2002.

Funeral services in honor of Richard will be held at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, 100 Lake Pointe Drive (corner of Witzel Avenue and Lake Pointe Drive), Oshkosh, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m.

Officiating will be the Rev. William Lawson.

Following a luncheon at the funeral home, inurnment will take place at Ellenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to either The Threshold Inc., 600 Rolfs Ave., West Bend, 53090, or Stephen Ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 N. 7th Ave., West Bend, 53095.

The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the staff of Cove 3, Cedar Lake Care Center for their exceptional care and support.