Marilyn (Johnson) Bergstrom

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Marilyn (Johnson) Bergstrom, 82, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, at her home in Courtland, Kans. She was born December 21, 1934, at Garfield Center, Clay Center, Kans. to Lawrence and Verda (Anderson) Johnson. She married Marvin Bergstrom September 23, 1955. They started their married life north of Clifton, Kans. and then moved to Courtland in 1957, where they started a farming operation. They eventually formed Bergstrom Livestock Company, which added the marketing of sheep to their business. In 1984, they purchased Farmers Livestock Commission Company, Washington, Kans. She was the head bookkeeper until they sold the sale barn in 2007. She continued to contribute on a part time basis until her death. She served more than 30 years as a 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher, teaching Bible School, the Covenant Women’s group and the Covenant Church. She is survived by her husband, Marvin; children: Quinten (Melissa) Bergstrom, Courtland, and Brenda (Lance) Lagasse, Concordia; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with family greeting family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday July 12 at Tibbetts Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at the Courtland Covenant Church, Courtland, with burial in the Courtland Cemetery. Officiants are Jake Englebert and Dwight Garman. Memorials to the Courtland Covenant Church or Central Christian College, McPherson. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, in charge of arrangements.

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