CLAY CENTER — Sheldon L. Bergstrom passed away April 23, 2019, at the age of 79 years in North Augusta, South Carolina.

He was born on May 29, 1939, in Green, Kansas, the son of Eldon and Lois (Elliott) Bergstrom. He married Jean (Spilker) on Feb. 15, 1959. Sheldon was a graduate of Clay Center Community High School in 1957 and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern College in 1962 and Master of Science degree from Emporia State University in 1968.

Sheldon taught school for 15 years prior to owning and operating Bergstrom greenhouse and nursery in Clay Center for 39 years. He and his wife Jean moved to South Carolina in 2016 to be closer to their children. Sheldon was proceeded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Bergstrom, daughter Pam and husband Lee Hunt, sons Chris and wife Marisa Bergstrom and Dallas and wife Shelley Bergstrom , 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sisters Karen Weimer and Jeanie Baker, and brother Gregg and wife Cindy Bergstrom.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. May 2, 2019, at the United Methodist Church, Clay Center, Kansas, the Rev. Andrea Beyer presiding.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to Clay Center United Methodist Church or the Evangelical Covenant Church, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at

For those who want to honor Sheldon’s love for all living things, the family would love a single flower tribute when coming to the service.

Contact Tim Horan at

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.