Fredrick William “Bill” Bergeson

Fredrick William “Bill” Bergeson

Virden, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, USA
Death 29 Feb 1972 (aged 51)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 28328145 · View Source
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LAST NAME: Bergeson
FIRST NAME: Fredrick William "Bill"
AGE: 51
CAUSE OF DEATH: Automobile Accident near Boise
CEMETERY: Blackfoot, ID - Groveland
BIRTH DATE: Jan. 30, 1921
DATE DIED: Feb. 29, 1972
FATHER: Alvin Fredrick Bergeson 1894-1965
MOTHER: Millie May Jones 1895-1982
1. F Geneva Bergeson 1916-2007
2. M Alvin Berthel Bergeson 1919-2007
3. M Fredrick William Bergeson 1921-1972
4. F Elnora Bergeson 1928-1928
5. M Shelton Jones Bergeson 1933-2011
6. F Baby Bergeson 1934-1934
SPOUSE: Bonnie Marie Gardner Call Bergeson married Aug. 15, 1944, Solemnized in the temple 1946.
1. M David Bergeson
2 & 3. M Twins Stanley and Steven Bergeson
4. F Stacy Bergeson Zaelit
OCCUPATION: Bingham County Senator, two terms 1957-1960, Member of the senate labor and industry State, Republican, involved in School Funding. Bergeson voted in favor of right to work legislation He is also a member of the agriculture, military, civil defense and livestock committees. He was employed by the agriculture department of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. He has been president of the Shelley Farm Bureau, director of the Kiwanis club, chairman of the Madison County Young Republicans
SOURCES: Idaho State Journal 5/15/58 article, Idaho State Journal 3/1/72 article on death, Obituary and other newspaper articles. Idaho legislative file
REMARKS: University of Idaho working on Masters Degree at time of death.

F. W. "BILL" BERGESON MEMORIAL - Annual award to a student participating in track. Preference given to students from the Moreland/Blackfoot area. Selections made by the Athletics Department.

IDAHO STATE JOURNAL March 1, 1972: F.W. 'Bill' Bergeson We join the rest of the state in offering sympathy to the family of F.W. "Bill" Bergeson. The candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate campaign this fall was killed Monday in an automobile accident near Boise. It was ironic that this newspaper on the very day of his death had editorialized on the subject of the need for Bergeson to stay in the Senate primary race with the four other candidates. Rumor was that he might drop out and go for the GOP nomination for the House, opposing Rep. Orval Hansen in the Second District. Bergeson, although well known by certain individuals and in certain circles in Southwestern Idaho, was not afamiliar name to a great many people in this area. However, he was rectifying that early in the primary race, and as amanwellvers- ed and successful in the field of public relations--as well as other fields--the chances are that his would have been a household name by August 14th. In Eastern Idaho he was well known, indeed. Bergeson was an outstanding athlete in high school and college, a Navy pilot, an active churchman, a devoted family man and a format state senator. Bill Bergeson was the kind of man society cannot afford to lose, Idaho was greater for his having lived, and diminished now that he is gone.


On Front: Bergeson Bonnie M. Call 7/8/1923 - 1/23/2006 LDS Temple "Bill" Fredrick William Bergeson 1/30/1921 - 2/29/1972
On back of stone: Bergeson, parents of William David, Steven J. and Stanley C. (twins), Stacy Jan.


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  • Maintained by: Jeanne
  • Originally Created by: Brooker
  • Added: 16 Jul 2008
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fredrick William “Bill” Bergeson (30 Jan 1921–29 Feb 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28328145, citing Groveland Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Jeanne (contributor 48207536) .