Yvonne “Toots” G. Bergeson, 80, Fargo passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Fargo.

Yvonne was born April 6, 1933 in Littlefork, Minnesota to Lewis “Teddy” and Mabel (Boutin) Pettis. Yvonne married John Bergeson on August 6, 1981 in Breckenridge, MN.  They made their home in Fargo.

She retired from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department where she worked for 22 years in 1999.

Toots loved to sing, do crossword puzzles and she especially loved dancing.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, John; children, Alan (Mary) Franson, Minnetonka, MN, Bruce Prosje, Fargo, ND, Gale (Jim) Hanzel, Fargo, ND,  Keith (Laurie) Prosje, Fargo, ND and Janel Cruz, Fargo, ND, brothers, Budd (Lil) Erickson, Carpio, ND and Lenwood Pettis, Littlefork, MN, sisters, Evelyn (Art) Lee, Carpio, ND, Vivian “Babe” Helmers, Carpio, ND and Linda (Monte) Routledge, Fargo, ND, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Merril Erickson.

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  1. Prior lake MnAlan, Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always nice to me And made me feel welcome over the many years. The end comes to soon. But she lives on in the minds And the memories of all who knew her And especially in the lives of her five children And those memories are warm and comforting

  2. Minot ND
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    Shane, Robin, Cody, Melissa

  3. SAWYER N.D
    .TOOT’S WILL BE MISSED DEEPLY..TOOT’S WAS MY GOD MOTHER & STILL IS !! LIKE EVERYONE WHO NEW HER, YOU COULD,NT HELP BUT HAVE A SPECIAL BOND WITH HER…I’LL NEVER FORGET HAULING TOOT’S AROUND ON THE BACK OF MY HARLEY AT THE ERICKSON REUNION IN CARPIO…REST IN PEACE TOOT’S !!!!!

  4. West Fargo North dakotaThanks Yvonne for all your kindness and love. You were like a mother to me.
    God rest your soul and may you rest in peace.

  5. Sandy Lake MBAlan, Bruce, Gale, Janel,and families, I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Not only did I have a lot to live up to when I took her position at Laffen’s when she left for the sheriff’s office, but I made a friend in Yvonne – without realizing, Alan, that she was your mother until later. And to later learn, Janel, she was your mother – and I had known you for years. She was a fun person and I enjoyed my time spent with her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Fargo ND
    Gale and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Know that you have been and are in my thoughts and prayers…Warm Regards and Deepest Sympathies Kim Truhlicka

  7. Sammamish waI don’t know where to start. The beautiful smile? The easy laugh? The way she made me feel like I was important? The way she made me feel like I was a better person than I was? I don’t know. She did that and more for her children who who she raised with unfettered love and whom she fircely defended. It’s been many years since I last saw her, but I remember her clearly and happily as my friend and Ma.

  8. My deepest sympathy to the family during this most difficult time. May you always remember that God loves us, and that soon he will end all suffering and death will be no more John 3:16 Revelation 21:3, 4.

  9. Yvonne is still remembered and included in stories of the “old” days at the sheriff’s office. Yvonne shared her humor with everyone, her thoughtfulness, her mothering to some of us, her lifetime stories, proud stories about her children/ grandchildren/Johnnie, and her stubborn streak that came out once in awhile. We especially remember how Yvonne spoiled us with her carmel corn that she brought into the office in her huge yellow tupperware bowl, even after she retired! Yvonne, you are one of a kind, you will always be missed, always a part of our work family, loved by all!! Rest in peace, my dear friend!!!

  10. Fargo ND
    “Dragon Lady” will be missed. Things sure got quiet when she retired from the Sheriff’s Office. LOL. She never failed to stop for visits and drop off goodies.

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