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Paul "Bryan" Bergstrom


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Paul "Bryan" Bergstrom

New Braunfels, TX

Paul "Bryan" Bergstrom, 80, of New Braunfels passed away on Jan. 7, 2019. He was born Sept. 1, 1938, and grew up in El Campo. He was the son of Edith Johnson (and step-father Glen) and Paul Bergstrom. The oldest of four children, his siblings are Sandra Petersen, Glenell Wenglar and Pat Johnson. He loved his life and his family with all of his heart.

Bryan was a Texas Tech University graduate and an avid Red Raider fan and also spent significant time supporting the Houston Astros, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Oilers and later, the Houston Texans. He had a long career in insurance, spending many years in Huntsville and Corpus Christi, and made countless friends along the way. He loved to catch and cook fish, play cards, spend time with his family – both immediate and extended – and he particularly enjoyed drinking Jack Daniels. Each year he looked forward to his family reunion at the Frio River where he sat in the river; hosted family poker nights; beat everyone at dominoes and made pancakes and homemade peach ice cream for his grandkids. Everyone loved "Uncle Bryan" or "Papa" or "Papa the Pirate" and the world will be a dimmer place now that his light has gone out.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Judy Bergstrom, and his beloved children, Dana Dunne and husband TJ of New Bern, N.C.; Rachel Morgan and husband Ross of Dallas; Darron Bergstrom and wife Suzy of Corpus Christi and Brian Keith Bergstrom of Milwaukee, Wis. He is also survived by his wonderful step-daughters whom he loved like his own, Leigh Ann Baack and husband Brad of Schertz; Debra Nordmeyer and husband Jeff of Lubbock and Lesley Trimble and fiancé Jason of Ft. Worth. He leaves behind 11 very sad grandchildren who will miss him terribly; as there will never be another Papa like him.

Please join the family at a memorial service to celebrate Bryan's life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Christ Lutheran Church, 1401 Ave. I in El Campo. A reception at the church will follow immediately after the service.

In Bryan's last days, he reminded every visitor that what matters most is not the things you have, but the people you love and he encouraged us all to be kind to each other. In that spirit, and rather than flowers, please take Bryan's advice and commit an act of kindness to someone in need or consider donating to the Pay it Forward Foundation – https://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/.
Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times on Jan. 11, 2019
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