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Dennis M. Bergjord

Sept. 30, 1952 - Jan. 8, 2008 BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Dennis Marlowe Bergjord, 55, of Brookings, S.D., died Jan. 8, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto, S.D. Bur...

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Sept. 30, 1952 - Jan. 8, 2008

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Dennis Marlowe Bergjord, 55, of Brookings, S.D., died Jan. 8, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto, S.D. Burial with military honors will presented by the Erickson-Olson American Legion Post 81 in Toronto at the Toronto Cemetery in Toronto, S.D. Memorials are preferred to the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls or Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Houseman Family Funeral Home in Toronto, S.D. and for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

He was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Hendricks to Evenor and Audrey (Westgard) Bergjord. He graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1975.

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He later attended trade school in Wadena to study telecommunications, and worked as a machinist for Hub City in Brookings for many years. He moved to Pennock to work as a press operator at the West Central Tribune in Willmar.

He is survived by his mother of White, S.D.; siblings: Joan (and Virgil) Oldre of Minneapolis, Sally Bergjord of Astoria, S.D., Brian (and Dianne) Bergjord of Flandreau, S.D., and Larry Bergjord of Sioux Falls, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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