February 26, 1927 – October 25, 2019
Raymond E. Bergquist, age 92, of Buffalo passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at his residence.
He was born on February 26, 1927 in Buffalo the son of Nels and Lydia (Erickson) Bergquist.
Raymond graduated from Buffalo High School in 1945.
He honorably served his Country in The United States Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division.
On June 30, 1962, Raymond E. Bergquist and Marilyn Hall were joined in holy marriage at The Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. God blessed their marriage with two children.
As a young man Ray worked on the family farm and drove a milk and cement trucks. He later worked many years at Coast to Coast and Hardware Hank. Ray also enjoyed driving school bus.
He was a life time, faithful member of The Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo.
Ray liked family gatherings at the lake cabin, coffee with friends and watching sports on T.V. He was fond of lawn and house projects.
Survived by loving wife, Marilyn; a daughter Julie (Jeff) Kezar of Anoka; a son Douglas Bergquist of Buffalo; grandchildren Angela, Daniel and Erin; other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Preceded in death by his parents Nels and Lydia Bergquist, siblings: Paul and Marvin Bergquist, Delphie Eng, Doris Bergquist and Ruth Bergstrom.
Funeral services for Raymond Bergquist will be held on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at The Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo. Pastor Reid Gilbert will officiate.
Interment with military rites will follow at Swedish Mission Cemetery in Buffalo.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31st from 12 Noon until time of services at the church.
Casket Bearers will be Angela Kezar, Daniel Kezar, Erin Kezar, John Bergquist, Robert Eng and Scott Bolte.