|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1904|
Otter Tail County
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2009|
Orris Edward Bergerud died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at a Hot Springs hospital.
Mr. Bergerud was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., on Oct. 10, 1904, to Hans and Elevina Boe Bergerud.
In 1928, he married Marjorie Krogstad, and they had 65 wonderful years together before her death.
As a young man, he started a road construction company. In the late '30s, he became manager of a multistate trucking company.
In the '50s, he semi-retired and bought a motel in Denver which was just not adventuresome enough so he moved to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to enter the citrus business.
He was president and general manager of Bergerud Care Co. for 25 years.
During those years, he was also director and treasurer of Texas Citrus Exchange, director and treasurer of Rio Tex Citrus Association, a member of the Federal Marketing Board and a member of Texas Citrus Mutual.
Mr. Bergerud was one of a group of local men who organized the citrus industry into its impressive status with material as well as technical assistance. He retired in 1983.
In 1991, he moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark. He was a life-long Lutheran and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village.
Mr. Bergerud is survived by son John Bergerud and wife, Carol of Burke, Va.; a daughter, Mary Haugarth and husband Stan of Hot Springs Village; four grandchildren, Mark Haugarth and wife, Reba; Gail Stevenson and husband Don; John T. Bergerud; and LeAnn Cyr and husband, Steve. He is also survived by six greatgrandchildren: Alexa, Caden, Erik, Laura, Garrett, and Paige; and six great-greatgrandchildren: Gavin, Brycen, Hunter, Sloan, Reed, and Brady.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Bergerud; his parents; a brother, Harold Bergerud; and two sisters: Gertrude Nelson and Helen Putman
A committal service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2009, at CedarVale Mausoleum with Pastor Leland Lochhaas officiating.
In addition, a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Christ Lutheran Church.
Hans E Bergerud (1873 - 1915)
Ellevine Bergerud (1879 - 1937)
Marjorie Krogstad Bergerud (1905 - 1993)*
Orris Edward Bergerud (1904 - 2009)
Helen Bergerud Putnam (1911 - 1998)*
Harold B Bergerud (1914 - 2005)*
Hot Springs Village
Maintained by: Gerald Boe
Originally Created by: DEBB
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35729901