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Bertil Edquist II service set

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Bertil Reinhold Edquist II passed away March 16, 2011. He was 83.

He was born in Triumph, Minn. on Feb. 14, 1928 to Julia (Wickberg) and Rev. Bertil Reinold Edquist Sr., both of whom preceded him in death.

He spent many years as a young man in Chesterton, where his father was the Reverend of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, Reinhold was preceded in death by his wife Betty, brother Evar Edquist, and sisters Irene Holm, Ruth Nicholson, Aileen Smedman and Dorothy Anderson.

He is survived by his daughter Kathleen (husband Rick) Balog, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons Bertil Reinhold III (wife Rebecca) of Valparaiso, Eric (Nancy) of Chaska, Minn., David (Vicki), of Lakeville, Minn.; grandchildren Breanna Edquist, Ryan Edquist, Breita Ruth Edquist; sisters Mae Michaels, Lorraine White and Verlaine Reik; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton on Monday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Posted 3/18/2011