Lee “Mose” E. Bergstrom, age 93, of Clyde, KS, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. He was born on April 25, 1926 on a farm near Brantford, KS to Henry L. & Ethel M. (McCracken) Bergstrom.
Lee attended Weaver school until 1938 when the family moved to a farm near Clyde, KS. He was a member of the Friends Church in Mill Creek. He attended Clyde grade school and Clyde High school until 1944 when he joined the US Navy and went to boot camp at Farragut, ID. He served on the USS Concord and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands until 1945 when the war ended. The USS Concord was credited with firing the last salvo in WWII.
He returned to Clyde and farmed north of Clyde. He married Sarah E. Kelly on May 2, 1948. They continued to farm north of Clyde until they moved east of Clyde in 1957 to farm where they currently reside today. Besides farming, Lee worked on the St. Joseph Hospital (now Cloud County Health Center) when it was built in 1953. He also measured for the ASCS office and Lee always liked to say that “he had walked on every farm in Cloud County during his career”. He worked as a county assessor for several years & for Sager Implement in Clyde. He served on the local school board; was a life member of the American Legion and the Clyde VFW, where he served as Commander and was the Quartermaster for 25 years. Lee retired from farming in 2008 when his son, Jonathan took over the operation.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, Clyde; sons, Rod Bergstrom, Loveland, CO & Jonathan Bergstrom (Sondra),Clyde; daughters, Pam Saulnier (Don), Olathe, & Melinda Bergstrom, Topeka; brothers, Clair Bergstrom (Arlene), Heyburn, ID & Gene Bergstrom (Joyce), Pocatello, ID; grandchildren, Hannah, Christina, Sarah, Cassidy, Mackenzie & Lindsay & 8 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Keenan Lee Bergstrom; brothers, Eldon “Ike” & Leonard Bergstrom & a sister, Alma Moore.
The family selected cremation and a Memorial service will be at 10:30 am, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at Chaput Mortuary, Clyde with Dennis Streit officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Clyde with Military honors conducted by VFW #7515, Clyde. Friends may sign the register book from 1-8 pm with the family greeting friends from 6:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 all at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Clyde Ambulance Fund in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.