Peter Stephen Bengtson died unexpectedly June 16, 2010 in St. Cloud, Minn. Peter, the son of Rev. Paul and Mary Ann Bengtson, Storm Lake, was born Nov. 28, 1970, at The Pas, Manitoba in Canada. Peter was educated in the Wenona, Ill. and Galesburg, Ill. school systems. He was proud to become a naturalized United States citizen in October, 1982. Peter was employed as a farm hand and as a day laborer.
Peter is survived by his parents, Rev. Paul and Mary Ann Bengtson; sisters Amy Bengtson of Minneapolis, Minn. and Hildy Clewell (Mrs. Steve) of Knoxville, Ill.; Grandmother Helen Marie Becker of Lockport, Ill.; aunts and uncle Karin Bartels of Hamilton, OH and David and Peggy Bengtson of Davenport; nieces Heather Bengtson of Chardin, OH and Nicole Charette of Bayfield, Wisc.; and cousins David Bartels (Missy) of Rock Island Ill., Kristin Levitt of Normal, Ill., and Jonathan Bartels of Hamilton, OH.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. Irving Becker of Lockport, Ill. and the Rev. Nels and Alphild Bengtson of Galesburg.
A memorial Service will be held Wednesday, 1:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Ill.
Memorials may be directed to Peter's parents and will be forwarded to Anishinabe Wakiagan (a home for Native Americans in Minneapolis).