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Gary Oscar Bergstrom, 76, of Temple died on Sunday | Obituary

Gary Oscar Bergstrom

Gary Oscar Bergstrom, 76, of Temple died on Sunday January 16, 2022 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital from complications due to COVID-19.

Gary was born September 4, 1945 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Oscar and Lorraine Bergstrom. He married his best friend, Gayle Fuchs, on September 9, 1967. He was a very proud father and grandfather. He moved to Texas in 1979 with Skyline Homes. He worked in the manufactured home industry for 31 years, as a sales representative and then sales manager for Fleetwood Homes and Clayton Homes. He has won several awards from both companies for his leadership abilities. His hobby and passion was building, designing and renovating woodwork. His design ideas have gone into many homes built by Clayton Homes. Gary had an amazing sense of humor and an easy smile. Her loving and caring personality won her many friends. He loved his family and always put them first.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Lorraine Bersgstrom of Little Falls, MN; sister, Judy Ahlgren of Fairmont, MN; brother, Lee of Brainerd, MN; in-laws, Robert and Ardis Fuchs of Sauk Center, MN; and brother-in-law, Darwin (Dars) Fox of Maple Grove, MN.

We are grateful for every day we got to see that warm smile and for all the jokes and fun we shared. He will be missed more than words can express.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Gayle; children, Jeff (Wendy), Chad and Nathan; grandchildren, Cory, Zak, Kyrie (Dylan) Turner, Nic and Katie; one brother, Robert (Sandie) Bergstrom; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Susan Bergstrom, Gary (Carol) Fuchs, Clayton Fuchs, Jan (Tom) Meyer and Dawn Fox; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Services for Gary will be held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 3220 S. 31st Street, Temple, TX on Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Heart Association.

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