Kenneth Harold Bergen, Jr., 83, of Iola, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 13th, 2014.
He was born in Iola on September 11, 1930, son of the late Kenneth and Helen (Myhre) Bergen. Ken was a graduate of Iola High School and UW River Falls. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. He married Annette Fellerman on December 7, 1957, in Bayport, Minnesota. Ken and Annette moved to Iola in 1966 to run their farm and raise their family. He retired from farming in 1987. She preceded him in death on February 5, 2012.
He is survived by: his daughters: Denise (Jeff Dedrick) Bergen of Milton, WI; Diane (Jim Halverson) Bergen of Madison, WI; Debra (Don) Overbye of River Falls, WI; son, Daryl (Sharyl) Bergen of Peterson, MN; sister, Shirley Bergen of Madison; 12 grandchildren: Alina Capanna, Emma Dedrick, Ashley (Austin) Cole, Ethan, Calvin and Karl Bergen, Jake and Dayna Nagel, Morgan (Erik) Sutliff, Tara, Angel and Gabby Overbye. Ken was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Bergen.
A Memorial Service will be held at Northland Lutheran Church, N9880 State Road 49, Iola, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21st, with Reverend Dan Somers officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the Voie Funeral Home in Iola. Interment of cremains will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions of sympathy may be made to the family for a future charitable donation in his honor. Register Book and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.voiefuneralhome.com