Gerald John Berglund

Jerry Berglund, 68, of Esko, Minnesota passed away March 25, 2022 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones after a 6 1/2 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He worked 30 years at Potlatch Paper Company and went on to work for Halvor Lines Trucking Company where he retired after 13 years. He was an avid outdoors man who loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed watching sports especially, the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Wild.


He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Buddy” Berglund; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Don and Lorraine Carlson; his stepmother-in-law, Joan Carlson; his brother, Michael Berglund; and brothers-in-law, Dennis Carlson and Curt Lyytinen.


He is survived by his wife, Linda of 48 years; daughter, Carissa (Drew) Ahlborg of Superior; son, Jeff (Christina) Berglund of Esko; four grandchildren, Dawson, Hadley, Adalyn and Austin; his mother, Elizabeth Berglund; brother, Tim Berglund; sisters, Berta (Blaine) Muckala, Carrie (David) Berglund, and Vonnie Lyytinen; sister-in-law, Beth (Terry) Spooner; and brother-in-law, Paul (Candee) Carlson; step sisters and brothers, Val, Lynn, Mike and Phil.


We would like to thank all of the Essentia Hospice team especially Chrissy and Jen who cared for Jerry so he could spend his last days at home.


Visitation: 11:00 a.m. until the 12:00 noon memorial service on March 31, 2022 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet.  A luncheon will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.  To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute see,