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John Ryauld Bergeron

June 26, 1921 — October 12, 2014

John Ryauld Bergeron, 93, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Ecumen Community, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. John was born on June 26, 1921, the son of Omer and Lillian (Hillman)Bergeron in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was raised and educated in Annandale, Minnesota. John attended one year at Augsburg College and then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 but served in the United States Marine Corp. He proudly served during WWII as a Marine Corpsman Medic until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. After, John returned from his military service, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota where he received a degree in Forestry Management. John worked for the Iron Range Resources throughout Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Ackling on May 3, 1952 in Mason City, Iowa. In 1954, they moved to Richfield, Minnesota and John began his career with US Plywood. He later transfered to Grand Rapids in 1960 and then to Detroit Lakes in 1963, continuing to work for US Plywood until retiring in 1981. John loved to fish and was able to be a guide during one of the Governor's fishing openers in the Detroit Lakes area. He also enjoyed woodworking and dancing. John and Charlotte enjoyed traveling south for some winters. John is survived by his wife, Charlotte Bergeron of Detroit Lakes, MN; two sons, Bruce (Karen) Bergeron of Waubun, MN; Brian Bergeron of Detroit Lakes, MN; daughter, Cheryl (Keith) Kicker of Vergas, MN; three grandchildren, John, Sara and Jack Bergeron; sister, Patricia Diegre of Tucson, AZ; many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Maurial Bergeron.
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