Carol Joyce Berggren

Carol Joyce (Riter) Berggren, age 93, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2015 at Red Cedar Canyon in Hudson, WI. She was born November 19, 1922 in Mann Valley, to Harold and Bertha (Long) Riter. Carol was a graduate of the Bethesda School of Nursing, St. Paul. She did post graduate work in anesthesia at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

She was on the anesthesia staff at the Charles I. Miller Hospital, St. Paul from 1948-1953. During the first years of marriage, Carol assisted with surgery at the veterinary practice on E. Cascade in River Falls which she and her husband had for fifty years. Carol married Dr. John Richard Berggren, Jr., of Baldwin, WI, on October 3, 1953 at Lutheran House of Worship, River Falls, WI. They resided in River Falls. She enjoyed golfing, playing Bridge, and driving her 1976 Triumph Spit Fire.

Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John R. Berggren, Jr., brothers, Bob and George Riter.
Carol is survived by her children, Gail Cudd & (husband Steve) of Tomahawk, WI, Julie Chandler & (husband Christophe) of Woodbury, MN, John R. Berggren, III & (wife Marianne Waters) of Cotati, CA; grandchildren, Jessica Cudd & (Tom Jackelen) of New Richmond, WI, Melissa Loven & (husband Jeff) of Fridley, MN, Stephanie Cudd of River Falls, WI, Michael, Emily, and William Chandler of Woodbury, MN; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Dylan, Devin, and Ella; sister, Judy Svendsen of Athens, OH; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Monday, January 4, 2016 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI, visitation 4:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, January 3 at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls and 1 hour prior to the service, at the church, Monday. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI.

Carol’s family extends a special Thank You to Dr. Benjamin Morgan, Sue Branstad and Rose Breslin of Vibrant Health Family Clinics:Kinnic Health and Rehab;and Red Cedar Canyon.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of River Falls is assisting the family.


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