Robert "Bob" G. Bergquist
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84, of Dover passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia. Born on Oct. 29, 1928 in Dover, he was the son of the late Gustav and Mary Graef Bergquist. Bob was a graduate of the Dover High School class of 1947. He honorably served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. On Oct. 21, 1950, he married the love of his life, Pauline "Polly" Leaders. He retired from Camco/Novatek/ Safeguard, Inc in Virginia, where he worked as a General Manager for 38 years. Bob was a member of Grace Evangelical Church in Dover, and Chaplain of the Dover American Legion post #205. He served as an Elder at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Callao, Va.
In addition to his wife, Polly, he will be sadly missed by his three sons, Steven and Patsy Bergquist of Maryland, Randy and Adrienne Bergquist of Virginia, Rick Bergquist of Virginia; five grandchildren, Tracy, Blair, Ryan, Megan, and Karly; three great grandchildren; along with a niece Maryianne and Gene Lautenschleger of Coshocton.
A celebration of Bob's life will take place at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dover on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Dr. William Haggis and Pastor Donald Rice Jr. officiating. Interment will take place at Dover Burial Park in Dover, where the Dover VFW will conduct military honors. Following the service of committal, a meal will be served at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center in Dover. Friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. Those unable to attend, or who would like to share a fond memory of Bob may do so by visiting the "Obituaries & Flowers" link on the funeral home's website. Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Evangelical Church, 108 W. 3rd St, Dover, OH 44622.
Published in The Times Reporter on Apr. 22, 2013