Cleyone "Bud" BERGQUIST
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Of Newport Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 13, 2020 at age 89. He grew up on a farm in Shevlin, MN, was a Korean War vet, and enjoyed 37 years employed by MNDOT. Bud was a gifted mechanic and handyman. He loved his family, pets, firecrackers, country music, cars, and his church. In retirement Bud enjoyed golf and became a skilled woodcarver. He was a kind and gentle man with a playful sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 64 years, Shirley; daughters, Lynn (David) Isaacson and Amy (Steve) Isaacson; grandchildren, Ellie (Cole) and Neil (Alex); many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Dale. Services to be held at a later date.

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Published in Pioneer Press on Jun. 21, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
My Dad Alvin Harmon, spoke highly of "Buddy"... as he always referred to him. He said he didn't know what he'd have done without Buddy's friendship in the service... he said he was the one person that made it bearable... I've heard many stories that began... "one time, me and Buddy... "
With that, please know that you have our very deepest sympathies... Gene Harmon on behalf of the Alvin Harmon family.
Eugene Harmon
June 27, 2020
We are one of their neighbors in the north country. We enjoy watching over the farm when they are away, and enjoy visiting with them when they come back to the farm. Bud was a special man to us and we will miss him. I know he enjoyed coming to the farm to tend to things and enjoy the memories this place had for him. Thank-you bud for your kindness and all you did for us.
Daran & Susan Butler
June 22, 2020
Bud was probably the nicest man I've ever encountered. Never heard a negative word tumble off his lips. Never. If you were going to choose a role model he'd be the one. Growing up my options were limited. He was a beacon of calmness. The Admiration Society will continue to remember you no matter what. Bless you Bud.
Patrick McNaughton
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