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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.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Muriel G Brand

    Ray was a spark of life at our meetings when we planned reunions for the class of 1945.

    My sympathy. My sympathy to you.

  2. Dale Bjorklund

    My thoughts & prayers go out to you in this time loss. Ray was a Wonderful man. I always enjoyed seeing & talking to him before church services. May the Lord give you strength & peace in the days ahead.

  3. Sandi

    Marilyn and family; My deepest sympathy. Always remember his smile and twinkle in his eye. Blessings on your grief journey.

  4. Lynn Pfeifer

    I will always remember Ray’s kindness and his sweet smile! He was a wonderful man! May God watch over you during this difficult time. Lynn Pfeifer

  5. Daniel Terese Hall

    Hugs and Prayers from Hall’s Across the Prairie…… Ray was a wonderful caring… person who always had good to share with all Sending our Sympathies To Marilyn Julie Doug and Family

  6. Bill Jundt

    Ray was always supportive and interested in how our great BHS golf team was doing. I enjoyed many great years of golfing with both Julie & Doug.
    His smile was contagious….always encouraging.
    Thank you to the Berquist Family for sharing this great man with me.
    We know for certain that today is not “good-bye”, it is a day that we enjoy saying “see you soon”.

  7. Ronald Fideldy

    Ray and I worked together at United Hardware. He was a great friend to all, and one of the hardest workers that we had at our warehouse. He always had a positive outlook and a “get ‘er done” attitude that made him the kind of person that everyone was pleased to work with. Losing a man like Ray will be hard on everyone associated with him because you just don’t find many gems like him. God rest his soul, and may all who knew him remember the blessings they received by his presence.


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