Robert W Bergstrom, 81, formerly of Orion, passed away on July 29, 2019 in Palm Coast, FL. The family requests friends of Bergie join in a Celebration of Life at Orion High School on Saturday, September 28th from 1pm to 5pm. You are invited to wear Orion Charger attire in memory of him. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Orion High School Softball Program. Bergie was born July 27, 1938. He grew up in Bishop Hill and graduated from Galva High School in 1956. After graduating, he joined the National Guard serving until 1959. He married his high school girlfriend, Elizabeth Mascall on August 20,1961. Later, he attended Western Illinois University, graduating in 1965 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Bob and Betty made their home in Orion with their 2 children. Orion High School was the place where some of his favorite memories were made as a PE and Drivers Ed Teacher, a record setting Coach, and Athletic Director. Along the way, he found time to play ISC Men’s Fastpitch Softball, which gave him the opportunity to travel the country with his family and friends. He played for over 40 years, throwing his last pitch when he was 60 years old. After retirement, they relocated to Palm Coast, FL, where he enjoyed relaxing and spending time with family. Bergie is survived by his wife of 57 years, his children, Krista (Palm Coast), and Kurtis (Orion), granddaughters Jade and Sidney (Palm Coast), and Lilly and Laney (Orion), and great-grandchildren, Michael and Stella (Palm Coast).