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Larry Bergen

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Larry Bergen

June 22, 1945-April 21, 2013

Larry A. Bergen, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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A mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with a 7 p.m. parish vigil, at David-Donehower Funeral Home. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass at the church on Wednesday.

Larry Allen Bergen was born to Lawrence and Angie (Tembrock) Bergen on June 22, 1945 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated Detroit Lakes High School in 1963, and then attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He graduated from the DePage Horticulture School in Chicago, Ill., in 1965. He then returned to Detroit Lakes, where he joined his father in Bergen's Floral.

Larry was united in marriage to Frances Karsnia, July 1, 1967 in Frazee. In 1968, they purchased Bergen's Floral and operated the business until 1975, when they opened Bergen's Oak Designs.

Larry began driving truck for Anderson Trucking of St. Cloud in 1995, retiring in 2006.

Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, growing orchids, violets and roses; cooking, reading, building model ships and his weekly breakfasts with his brother, Ron.

Survivors include his wife Fran, of Detroit Lakes; a son, Tim (Christy) Bergen of Brooklyn Park; two daughters, Chris (Brian) Stalberger and Katie (Wayne Jahnke) Simons, both of Detroit Lakes; seven grandchildren, Danielle (Tom) Graham, Jake Stalberger, Austin Kohler, Adam Simons, Nicole Berge and Mason Jahnke; two great grandchildren, Lucas and Lilly Graham; a brother, Ron (Cathy) Bergen of Frazee; and two sisters, Fran Bogema of Independence, Minn., and Rosie (Tim) O'Connor of Bismarck, N.D.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Ardelle Haynes; and two nephews, Terry and Peter Haynes.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com.

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