Marjorie Berggren, 91, of AlexandriaPublished 5:20am Monday, March 11, 2013 Updated 7:23am Monday, March 11, 2013
Marjorie Berggren, died at home Monday, March 4, 2013, in Alexandria, after a long, valiant battle with adult-onset muscular dystrophy. Marjorie Lucille Berggren was born on Oct. 1, 1921, on a farm outside of Henning, the youngest child of Henning and Annie (Peterson) Berggren.
She graduated from Henning High School with the class of 1940. Upon graduation she went to the Twin Cities for business school and work.
While there she met George Ohsberg who was a seminary student at Bethel College.
They were married Aug. 21, 1943, at First Baptist Church of Henning. Their marriage was blessed with one daughter, Karen, and two grandchildren, Krisi and Jay.
Together they served their first church in Mallaig, Alberta, Canada, and subsequently started new churches in Lindberg, Wyo., Cambridge, Neb., and Thompson, Iowa.
Marjorie taught in several elementary schools during this time.
In 1960, they made their home in Chicago, Ill., area where George was the manager of the book store and she was a bookkeeper for the Baptist General Conference for 24 years.
In 1984, after retiring, they moved to Stockbridge, Ga., to be near Karen and family.
In 2001, they all moved to Henning where she was once again an active member of First Baptist Church.
Marjorie was an avid reader, especially Christian Historical Novels. As a pastor’s wife, Marjorie loved hosting family and church gatherings. She also enjoyed singing solo’s and in groups, cooking and collecting recipes.
In 2012, she moved to Alexandria to live with her daughter and grandchildren. Marge was a wonderful Godly woman who will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Albert and Herman Berggren; sisters, Ruth Smith and Tyra Lexner; and a grandson Jay Campbell.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Karen and granddaughter, Krisi of Alexandria; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at First Baptist Church in Henning, with the Rev. Jeremiah officiating. Burial was in First Baptist Cemetery in Henning. Belmont Funeral Home in Henning was in charge of arrangements.