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Jeffrey Berskow

Jeffrey Berskow, age 64, of New London, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Military Honors by the Winthrop Honor Guard. In lieu of plants please consider a donation to your local Veterans Association. Clergy officiating was Pastor Bob Miner. Organist was Julie Trebelhorn. Congregational hymns sung were “On Eagle’s Wings”, and “Amazing Grace.” Special music “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die” by Joe Diffy. Casket bearers were Abby Berskow, Carlie Berskow, Addison Lauwagie, and Lucas Lauwagie. Jeff is survived by his: wife, Joy Berskow of New London, MN; children, Jamie Berskow and special friend, Holli Rath and her children Audrey and Ellie of Willmar, MN, Jessie Lauwagie and husband, Mitch of Park Rapids, MN, Jayson Berskow and special friend, Andrea Wortz of Gibbon, MN, Jenae Berskow and special friend, Alex Johnson of Minneapolis, MN, Amy Berskow special family friend; grandchildren, Landon Lauwagie, Abby Berskow, Carlie Berskow, Addison Lauwagie, Lucas Lauwagie; sisters, Gwen Visger and husband, John of Shakopee, MN, and Donna Mattison and husband Mike of Winthrop, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Muriel Berskow; sister, Kathy Chamberlin; father-in-law, Loyd Jacobson; brother and sister in infancy. Jeffrey Marvin Berskow was born on March 5, 1957, in Tyler, Minnesota. He was the son of Glen and Muriel (Bergan) Berskow. Jeff was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He was a graduate of the Class of 1976. On April 5, 1975, Jeff was united in marriage to Joy Jacobson in Salem, South Dakota. Jeff and Joy shared 46 wonderful years of marriage. They were blessed with four children, Jamie, Jessie, Jayson and Jenae. Jeff was employed at CenturyLink, retiring in March of 2019. On December 15, 1975, Jeff entered active military service in the United States Air Force. He received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. Jeff was Honorably Discharged on August 14, 1980, having achieved the rank of Sergeant. Jeff enjoyed woodworking, tinkering, going to his grandchildren’s sports, bossing around Alexa and listening to music. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Jeff passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, surrounded by his family at the age of 64. Blessed be his memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at

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