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Todd David Berggren

October 12, 1957 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 64)

Obituary

Todd David Berggren age 64, passed away on Sunday, February 13th at his home in Stromsburg, Nebraska.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly officiating. There will be no visitation. Organist will be Sue Lehn. Special music will be “I Will Carry You”, “Jealous of the Angels”, “God Bless America” presentation by the Stromsburg Sons of the American Legion, and “Up.” Vocal duet by Clay Blackman and Brian Evans “Go Rest High on the Mountain”. Honorary pallbearers will be LeRoy Gerrard, Glenn Clifton, Corwin Hengelfelt, Mick Hoffman, Roger Sundberg and Scott Sundberg. Honorary Legacy’s will be Lucy Berggren, Jed Berggren, Bode Berggren, Gage Berggren, Brynlee Berggren, Collin Berggren, Piyper Berggren, Ryker Berggren and Baili Kumpf. A private family inurnment in the Stromsburg Cemetery immediately following the service.

The service will be live streamed on the Salem Lutheran Church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SalemLutheranStromsburg

Todd was born on October 12th, 1957 at the Stromsburg Hospital to Alan Berggren and Leona (Sedlacek) Braasch. He was united in marriage to Margaret (Margie) Mary Lux on June 3rd, 1978. To this union, four children were born. Benjamin, Jared, Mickey and Mallory.

Together they lived on his grandparent’s farm, Lewis and Catherine Berggren’s for thirty years. In 2007 they moved to town and their son Ben moved to the family farm.

After graduation from the Stromsburg High school in 1975 he started farming with his dad and uncle Brook Berggren and later his brother Ryan. Winters were spent at Fairbank International helping with equipment. For many years he enjoyed chopping and harvesting together with Roger and Scott Sundberg. His days were always filled with hog livestock chores or helping livestock producers in the winter or caring for cattle on stocks. He and his son Mickey shared a business together with destroying and detasseling equipment for Pioneer.

Todd was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church. He served on the church council for Salem Lutheran Church and was president for two terms. He was treasurer of Sons of the Legion and served on the young Farmers Coop board. He also served on the town zoning and planning commission.

Todd spent his younger years of his life playing men’s slow pitch softball, bowling, and golfing. Many hours were spent woodworking in his garage. The alumni football teams were lots of fun for him as well as just loving football. He made a baseball field in the backyard with a backstop in the summer and a football field with yard lines in the fall for his kids. Wrestling mats laid on the basement floor in the winter. There was always an activity going on. He played cards with the same card group for 15 years. He spent numerous years coaching Peewee wrestling, baseball, and Midget and Jr. Legion baseball. He followed his daughter when she played softball. He loved to go to Nebraska softball games and saw lots of Nebraska football games as well. He and his wife spent years running the softball/baseball program as well as playing on co-ed softball teams and co-ed volleyball teams together. When he wasn’t playing or coaching, he was hunting and fishing. He traveled to Canada for almost thirty years with his sons and brother Greg and his sons. That was a special time for him. When the weekend wasn’t full enough and it rained, the family camped. The family traveled to Huddles Resort in Walker, Minnesota and shared many memories at the lake almost every summer. He had traveled there as a small child since 1963 and returned for many years after that to share the memories with his own family.

He loved to spend time in the mountains of Colorado Elk hunting in a tent with his friends. The family spent numerous hours preparing venison on the farm with their butcher shop setup. He took great pride and joy using the smokers in the back yard and was an excellent cook in the kitchen. He prepared meat for a lot of social events and benefits for kid’s fundraisers and friends and neighbors.

Preceding him in death were his father, Alan, grandparents Lewis and Catherine Berggren, and grandparents John and Hedvicka Sedlacek.

Survivors include his wife Margie of Stromsburg; sons Benjamin (Christy) Berggren of Stromsburg, Jared (Nikki) Berggren of Kearney, Mickey (Krystal) Berggren of Stromsburg, and daughter Mallory (Chase) Kumpf of Osceola. They were honored to have nine grandchildren, Lucy, Jed, Bode and Gage Berggren, Brynlee and Collin Berggren, Piyper and Ryker Berggren, and Baili Kumpf; his mother Lee Braasch, of Stromsburg; brothers Greg (Jan) Berggren of Bradshaw, Ryan (Deb) Berggren of Stromsburg, Mike (Judy) Berggren of Lincoln, and numerous other relatives. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later time.

Berggrens Forward Together….

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Services

Memorial Service
Wednesday
February 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church (Stromsburg)

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