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Benjamin Bergstrom 09/04/2019

Benjamin Bergstrom 09/04/2019

Benjamin Thomas Bergstrom, age 14, passed away unexpectedly on September 4, 2019.  Ben was born on December 14, 2004 in New Richmond, WI to parents Michael and Amanda Bergstrom. Ben recently started as a freshman at New Richmond High School. He was an older brother to Christopher Bergstrom.  He was happiest when he was at home surrounded by his favorite people. He loved playing computer games, fishing, learning to play guitar, playing with his dogs and spending time with his family either cooking or joining in on family game nights. Ben was known for making people laugh and having a witty sense of humor. He was also very smart and knew a lot about science and history and would school his family with facts he read about. Ben leaves behind his parents, younger brother Christopher, grandparents; Diane Wade Bergstrom, Bill Bergstrom(Theresa Mulligan), Nancy Owen, Joe (Lori) Owen, and Jim Dietmeier. Aunts and uncles; Jacob and Whitney Bergstrom, Josh and Paige Owen, Chelsea O’Brien, Andrew Bergstrom, Shannon Gilkerson, and Becky Thoennes. Cousins; Oakley Yarwood, Fletcher Owen, Mercedes and Tripp Markfort, and Avery and Harvey Gilkerson. Godparents Stacy And Jason Behlke as well as many great grandparents, great aunts and uncles and family friends.A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 365 W River Drive New Richmond, WI.  Memorial visitation was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI and on Wednesday from 9-11 am at St. Luke’s.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Brenda &Jeff McRoberts Posted September 5, 2019 4:47 pm

    Amanda and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers.

  • Krissy Olsen Posted September 5, 2019 11:01 pm

    I don’t know your family but I live in New Richmond also and I have child in the middle school and I am so sorry for your loss! This saddens me terribly! Praying for your family!

  • Theresa McRae Posted September 6, 2019 3:12 pm

    I am extremely sorry for your loss. My son is a classmate of Ben’s and said that he was one of the smartest guys he knew in his class and a very nice kid. He will be deeply missed.

  • Nanette Willert Posted September 6, 2019 4:10 pm

    Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cari Posted September 6, 2019 8:58 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine what you are going through. My son was friends with Ben and said he was really nice. Sending prayers and strength.

  • LouJean Ferrell Posted September 6, 2019 11:27 pm

    I am Emily Knight’s mother. I just want you to know how sorry and saddened I was to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.

  • Karen Posted September 7, 2019 3:21 am

    Lifting you up in prayer and wishing you peace today and in the days ahead

  • Heidi Posted September 7, 2019 3:34 am

    Bergstrom family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We don’t know your family personally but want you to feel surrounded by love at this time. We live in New Richmond as well and our sons attended the same school. We know there aren’t words that are worthy… please however accept our deepest sympathy and mountains of prayers to come.

  • Terri Sollman (Abbys mom) Posted September 7, 2019 4:50 am

    Amanda, thinking of you in this moment of sorrow for you and your family. It is such heartbreaking news and I send strength to you to get through this. I know you have a great support team, lean on them.

  • David Quitter Posted September 7, 2019 5:44 am

    Mike, Amanda, And Chris … Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To You And Your Family Throughout This Rough Time In Life … Benjamin Was An Amazing Young Man And It Was Nice To Get To Know Him … Love You Guys And We Are Here For You …

  • Kathy Wettig Posted September 7, 2019 2:36 pm

    As a mother who has lost a child, my heart goes out to your family. The pain of losing a child is unimaginable. God is your strength today, tomorrow and always.

  • Shannon Conrad and Josh Bottolfson Posted September 7, 2019 3:36 pm

    You dont know me but I wanted you to know your family is in our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss and if you need anything please reach out.

  • Susan Dutton Posted September 7, 2019 4:39 pm

    So sorry! Keeping your family in prayers and praying for God’s comfort and peace especially during this time.

  • Koralee Sanford Posted September 7, 2019 9:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My son also passed away young. It’s something a parent should never have to endure. I pray that his special happy memories help to ease your pain. ?

  • Joshy and paigey Posted September 10, 2019 2:48 am

    Texting you at the moment and chatting with you, just dropped by to watch the video and try not to cry. See you tomorrow sissy. We love you. Its almost scary how much Ben and oakley look alike in younger photos. Almost could be twins.

  • Kuball family Posted September 10, 2019 1:20 pm

    Amanda, Mike, and Chris— Our family is keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers. You are not alone during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Melissa Wright Posted September 11, 2019 4:27 pm

    My daughter knew Ben and said he was a very funny guy and was always nice to her. She said he always had something funny to say in class. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and deepest condolences to your family.

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