Audrey Mae (Brown) Bergstrom (1926 - 2018)

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Audrey Mae (Brown) Bergstrom, of Dunnellon, and formerly of Watseka, Ill., passed away May 17, 2018, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River.
She was born April 13, 1926, in Evanston, IL, the daughter of Nelson R.
and Florence H. Brown, both of whom preceded her in death, as did a brother, Donald R. Brown, and one infant son, John Barrett Bergstrom.
She married John F. (Jack) Bergstrom Jr. on Jan. 23, 1949, in Skokie, Ill., and he preceded her in death May 15, 2015.
She is survived by one son, Eric Bergstrom of Dunnellon; one daughter, Sally (Phil) Haberkorn of Watseka, Ill.; two grandchildren, Holly Haberkorn of Gibson City, Ill., and Ryne Haberkorn of Chicago, Ill.; and one beautiful great-granddaughter, Lydia Mae Runyon of Gibson City, Ill.
After her family, Audrey's first love was her music. She held a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., and a master's degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.
She was also a member of Delta Omicron, a national music sorority and utilized her training as a private piano teacher for 40 years. She also served as church organist and choir director, most recently at the United Methodist Church in Milford, Ill. In Dunnellon, she was best known as the accompanist for the Dunnellon Chorale.
Audrey was member of the American Guild of Organists, the Illinois Music Teachers Association and the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians until her retirement in 1991.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. June 5, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon, conducted by Pastor Eddie Fulford.
A visitation following the memorial service will be held in the Church Narthex. In addition, a service will be held in Watseka, Ill, at a time to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon in Audrey Bergstrom's name.
Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, Ill.
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Published in Riverland News on May 31, 2018
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