Stephen Wilmore Berglund, age 66, of 8455 U.S. 2, Rapid River, MI died Tuesday January 2, 2007 at his residence in Rapid River.
Stephen was born June 23, 1940 in Escanaba, MI the son of Wilmore and Cecelia (Jacobs) Berglund. Steve was raised in Escanaba where he was a 1957 graduate of the Escanaba High School. He continued his education at Northern Michigan University for 3 years where he was pursuing his degree in Business Administration. Steve served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1965 where he was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Upon his honorable discharge in 1965 he returned to Escanaba where he had worked for the Harnischfeger Corporation and the Mead Paper Company. Steve had resided in Clintonville, WI for over 25 years where he was the Director of Manufacturing for the Marion Manufacturing Corporation. He also worked as an EMT for the Marion, Salem and Clintonville Ambulance Services. Steve returned to Delta County in the fall of 2003 where he was employed by the Anderson Funeral Home.
Steve was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba and his hobbies included fishing, spending time on the water and riding his Harley motorcycle.
1 Son: Wil Berglund of Milwaukee, WI
1 daughter: Jamie Berglund of Houston, TX
Sister: Mary (Harold
I worked with Steve in Manufacturing, in EMS, and teaching. Steve was the kind of man who had a way with people that would make you want to do more, learn more, and be more. As an EMT he was gentle when need be, agressive when he had to, and always caring no matter what the call would be. He always liked his morning doughnut, and cheese curds on Thursday. Steve provide a many of people the encouragement to learn CPR, First Aide, as well as First Responder as well. In our rural area these are all valuable skills while waiting for the ambulance. Steve and I spent time involved in many work related projects, which he always supported the company and its people in the best way he could. He loved riding his Harley, and enjoyed the rural life. As I spent lots of hours at work and in EMS, Steve was very proud of his family and spoke highly and often of them. Jamie and Wil were very close in age to my childrens as well. They would play together when I hauled wood for Steve to burn. Steve and I still kept in touch even though our lives went different directions, and we just spoke Dec. 29th. This certainly is difficult to believe as he just started to enjoy his retirement. He will certainly be missed, my prayers are with Steve and his family.
Dan M. Lehman
I worked with Steve as a Clintonville Area Ambulance EMT for many years and what a compassionate man he was, not only for our sick and injured patients, but his fellow EMT’s as well. Steve served the service as the training coordinator and did an outstanding job. Will miss ya Bud.
Steve was a manager at Marion Body Works for many years. He cared about people and always had an empathetic ear for anyone with a problem. His work in providing long term foster care for people with severe disabilites was selfless, and most admirable. Not many people could do that but he did. I’ll miss his easy laughter, and passion for the Packers. Happy trails to you Steve on your Harley in the sky.
Steve::::I will always remember our run around days. Escanaba wasnt big enough, so Fred you and I would head out for other towns to see what was happening. The New Yorker was alot faster than my dads 56 Buick, and the red Plymouth convertible was the eye catcher. So as you head out to other towns, and see whats happening, I will recall those days when time passed with good friends.
Tawas City, MI
Jammie berglund - Clintonville , Wi
Daddy… as your anniversary comes tomorrow… I just want you to know how much I miss you… I love you MORE THAN EVER!!! I know you’re my guardian angel… I thank you for it everyday!!! Thank you for giving me life… and for being such a funny awesome guy to all in your path… we all miss you terribly… your legend lives on!!!!