Aileen W Bergquist (1924 - 2008)

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Aileen W Bergquist
1924 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Aileen W Bergquist, mother to 4 children, was born on August 2, 1924 in Duluth, Minnesota. She was born to Arnold Warren Johnson, Sr. and Ethel Sophie Wallen, with siblings Arnold, Alice, and Aileen. She was baptized in Duluth, Minnesota. Aileen married Kenneth D Bergquist, and they gave birth to Paul, Laurel, Thomas, and Wendy. She died on June 9, 2008 at Golden Oaks, Duluth, Minnesota at 83 years of age.


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Aileen Bergquist was born on in Duluth, St Louis County, Minnesota United States


Aileen Bergquist died on at Golden Oaks, 4067 Reinke Rd, in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota United States 55811

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Complications of Alzheimer's Disease

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at Oneota Cemetery, Highland St, in Duluth, St Louis County, Minnesota United States 55807


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Duluth, St Louis County, Minnesota United States

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Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota 55811


Denfeld High School


Worked for Duluth Telephone Company, housewife, Demo Lady at Sams Club

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Arnold W Johnson
Oct 16, 1921 - Apr 21, 2005
Cromwell, CT

Aileen W Bergquist & Kenneth D Bergquist

Aileen W Bergquist


Kenneth D Bergquist
Apr 12, 1921 - Jun 3, 2003
Duluth, MN



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Aileen W. Bergquist, 83, formerly of Chambersburg Ave., died peacefully Monday, June 9, 2008 in Golden Oaks Advanced Living. She was born on Aug. 2, 1924 in Duluth to Arnold Warren and Ethel Sophie (Wallen) Johnson. Aileen was a lifelong Duluth resident and a 1942 graduate of Denfeld High School. She was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company when first married and was a wonderful homemaker. In later years, she enjoyed working as a demonstrator with the Food Demo Team at Sam's Club. Aileen married Kenneth D. Bergquist on Nov. 16, 1943 in First Covenant Church, Duluth. She was a lifelong member of First Covenant Church and the women's auxiliary of the Duluth Firefighters Retirees Association. She enjoyed times with family, cooking dinners, making Christmas cookies and Swedish meatballs and in earlier years, the cabin at Maple Lake, near Alborn and vacations at a cabin on East Bass Lake near Cotton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth on June 3, 2003; brother, Dr. Arnold Warren Johnson Jr.; and in-laws, Ruth and Robert Nolte. Aileen is survived by her children, Paul K. (Jane) Bergquist of Saginaw, Minn., Laurel A. (Bill) Reese of Crosby, Minn., Thomas D. (Barbara) Bergquist of Cumming, Ga., and Wendy M. (Gary) Johnson of Hermantown; grandchildren, Patrick (Jennifer) Bergquist and their children, Brooklyn and Blake, Jason (Rachel) Bergquist and their son, Joseph ""Joey'', Jodi (Bradley) VanValkenburg and their children, Jared, Brenan and Ramsey, Heidi (Scott) McLeod and their children, Nolan and Neelah, Heather (Frank) Solorzano and their children, Sofia and Chloe, Mark (Robin) Bergquist and their children, Jordan, Haley and Aaron, Nicholas Reese, and daughter, Kaira, Danielle Reese, Philip (Maki) Bergquist and Michael (Kimberly) Bergquist; sister, Alice (Stuart) Kortebein of Lindenhurst, Ill.; in-laws, Kathryn and Chester Wedin and Margaret Johnson; and nieces and nephews. VISITATION:5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Bell Brothers Funeral Home and continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Friday in First Covenant Church, Rev. Mark Kelly officiating. Burial will be at Oneota Cemetery. If so desired, memorial contributions may be directed to First Covenant Church or the donor's choice.

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In 1924, in the year that Aileen W Bergquist was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1933, when she was merely 9 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1948, she was 24 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1969, when she was 45 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1998, by the time she was 74 years old, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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