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Robert "Bob" Berglund

 ROBERT E. BERGLUND, age 93, of Loyal, WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2023, the 67th anniversary of his marriage to his beloved wife, Florence, at the Clark County Rehab & Living Center in Owen, WI.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, January 5, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal.  Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate, and burial will follow in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: John Rodrick Hayman, Rick Dietsche, Gary Rueth, Jackson Dietsche, Chris Berglund, Hoyt Rueth, and Saylor Dietsche.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30am until time of service.

Robert Edwin Berglund was born on May 22, 1930 in Cumberland, WI, to Carl G. and Amelia C. (nee Treichel) Berglund.  He was raised on a farm in the Town of Johnstown, rural Comstock, WI, received his education at Pipe Lake Grade School, and graduated in 1948 from Turtle Lake High School in Turtle Lake, WI.  After high school, Bob worked one year in Minnesota, before becoming employed at the Turtle Lake Times in Turtle Lake.  He served in the U.S. Army from March 8, 1951 until his honorable discharge on March 7, 1953, attaining the rank of Corporal.  Bob returned to the Turtle Lake Times.  He was united in marriage to Florence J. Rodrick on December 30, 1956 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  Following their marriage, they resided in Turtle Lake for 11 years, where he worked at the post office.  In 1968, they purchased the Loyal Tribune and Spencer Record newspapers.  In 1969, they purchased the Greenwood Gleaner newspaper and combined them to form the Tribune-Record-Gleaner, (TRG), which they operated until selling the business in 1998.  After retiring, they enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Port Aransas, TX.  Bob loved to write, which he continued to do, recently writing his final "Over The Back Fence" column for the TRG, which he began writing at the Turtle Lake Times in 1967.

He was a long-time and a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was a 58 year member of the Loyal American Legion, a charter member of the Loyal Lions Club and a past president, served on the Loyal Housing Authority from 1969 to 2022, a member of the Loyal Chamber of Commerce for 37 years, served on the Clark County Board of Supervisors for 14 years and was chairman from 1988-1990, was a Golden Member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association where he served as president from 1982-1983, a member of the National Newspaper Association, and was inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame in 2007.

Bob will be dearly missed by three daughters: Jacklyn (Bob) Loos of Loyal, Susan (Mark) Heilman of Holmen, Michelle Berglund of Neillsville; one son: Mark Berglund of DeForest, WI; four grandchildren: Shelby (Gary) Rueth of Loyal, Stephanie (Rick) Dietsche of Loyal, Major William Robert Hayman, M.D. (Cecilia) of Bethesda, MD, John Rodrick Hayman (Breanna) of Menomonee Falls, WI; seven great-grandchildren: Victoria (Tyler) Steinke, Savanna (Dylan) Tomczak, Jackson Dietsche, Avery, Raelyn and Hoyt Rueth, and Saylor Dietsche; one great-great grandson: Grayson Lee Steinke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Florence, on October 7, 2018; four brothers: Ernest, Benjamin, Carl and Harold Berglund; and one sister: Anna Pufahl.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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