A tree for Al

Elburn—The Blackberry Township Board of Trustees honored the 20 years of dedicated service that Al Bergquist gave with a tree planting and dedication of a granite stone marker in front of the township offices.

Bergquist served the township as highway commissioner, from 1977 to 1997, the time of his retirement. He continued to plow for the township for years after he retired.

Bergquist passed away on Aug. 29, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was laid to rest in a family lot in Blackberry Township Cemetery in Elburn. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, as well as three siblings.

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The Blackberry Township Board of Trustees Supervisor David Richmond, Town Clerk Lisa Hodge and Highway Commissioner Rod Feece dedicated the maple tree and engraved granite stone on Sept. 28. Trustee James Feece represented the board.

Photo: Pictured at the dedication are Jim Feece, Rod Feece, Joan Bergquist, David Richmond and Lisa Hodge. Courtesy Photo