May 17, 1979-Jan. 3, 2010
Amanda A. Bergstrom, 30, of St. Louis Park, Minn., died Sunday, January 3, 2010 from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident in rural Detroit Lakes.
Amanda was born to Perry Heinonen and Cheryl Bergstrom on May 17, 1979 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1997. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis, where she worked in various jobs.
Amanda worked for Fox TV and Time Warner as a traffic programmer. She then went on to attend the Dunwoody Institute and became an electrician with Union 292 in Minneapolis.
Amanda was able to do anything she set out to do. "She could change the oil in your car and highlight your hair all in the same day." She loved sports, snowmobiling, jet skis, animals and spending time with her family.
Amanda is survived by her special friend, Liz Cruz of St. Louis Park, Minn.; mother, Cheryl (Jerry Behlmer) Kohler of Detroit Lakes; father, Perry Heinonen of Detroit Lakes; stepfather, Tim Kohler of Frazee; sister, Callie Kohler of Frazee; brother, Clancy Kohler of Frazee; close friend, Bethany Mattson of St. Louis Park; three half-sisters, Angie Bellanger of Brainerd, Jessica and Michelle Heinonen, both Detroit Lakes; one half-brother, Perry Heinonen Jr. of Detroit Lakes; grandparents, John and Shirley Bergstrom of Rochert; special nephew, Jordan Kellogg; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding Amanda in death were her great grandparents, Gust and Mary Bergstrom, Fred and Inez Feldt; grandparents, Archie and Anna Kohler; and uncles, Steve Kohler, Michael and Tommy Bergstrom.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Osage, with Pastor Phillip Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the online messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.