Steve was born on April 12, 1956, in Preston, MN to Royce and Dorothy (Knutson) Bergsgaard. He was raised in Houston and was a 1974 graduate of Houston High School. Steve attended Moorhead State University. He then transferred to Winona State University where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communications. Following graduation, Steve moved to Onalaska. He worked for Best Buy and Walmart in their electronics departments. As a child Steve would build and shoot off rockets with his friends. In July of 1969, Steve and his family witnessed the take-off of the Apollo 11 spacecraft which was launched at Cape Canaveral and was the first to land on the moon. Steve had a great interest in meteorology, photography, sci-fi movies and golfing.
He is survived by his parents: Royce and Dorothy of Houston; three sisters: Sue (Carl) Nelson of Little Canada, MN, Linda Olson of La Crescent, MN and Mary (Bill) Buenger of Rockford, MN; six nieces and nephews: Mandy, Kristen, Drew, Dana, Nicole and Kayla; two great-nephews: Lucas and Matthew; a great-niece, Claire; anticipated great nephew in July; his special friend, Shelly Dee Maas; and his loving pets.
There will be a drive through visitation at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16. Please enter the church parking lot from the north and drive under the church awning where the family will greet you. There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Stone Church Cemetery with Reverend Linda McPeak officiating.
The family prefers memorials directed to the Stone Church Cemetery.
Please leave a memory of Steve and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
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