Mildred Bergdale, 90, Ellendale

Published 9:08 am Thursday, December 23, 2010

Funeral services for Mildred E. Bergdale, of Ellendale, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church in Ellendale. The Rev. Arne Halbakken will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service in Ellendale, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Ellendale.


Mildred died Tuesday evening, Dec. 21, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. She was 90 years of age.

Mildred was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Freeborn County the daughter of Lionel and Alvilda (Petersen) Andersen. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School. On Aug. 3, 1941, she was united in marriage to Gustave Bergdale in rural Ellendale. Mildred resided most of her life in Ellendale and was an active member of the First Lutheran Church and a member of the church women’s group.

Mildred had been employed by Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea but also enjoyed working at the Bergdale Harley Davidson Store in Albert Lea. She loved to watch the birds, sew and bake, and spend time with the grandchildren.

Mildred is survived by her children: Duane (Marlene) Bergdale of Albert Lea, Garlyn (Rosie) Bergdale of Tempe, Ariz., Vincent (Teresa) Bergdale of Albert Lea and Winfred (Jilleen) Bergdale of Ellendale; grandchildren include: Katie, Nikki, Ellie, Michael and Trisha Bergdale; and great-granddaughter, Chloe; two sisters survive: Hazel Callahan-Doyle and Mary Landaas both of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gustave, in 1998; sister, Olive; and brothers: Marion and Ingvart.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Crossroads Community Hospice.