Submitted on behalf of his daughter
Jeffrey Bergstrom was a full-time paramedic on Ambulance 44 for the Chicago Fire Department and a part-time firefighter for the Stone Park Fire Department. Jeff was finally living his dream and loved every minute of it.
Living this dream came to an end April 27‚ 2004. While responding to a garage fire‚ the truck he was riding in collided with another fire truck at an intersection. He is greatly missed‚ but lives on in our hearts and memories.
Jeff became a volunteer firefighter with the Manhattan Fire Department. He was chosen as Rookie of the Year there. He also worked as a paramedic at that time. During his 14 years of service‚ he worked for several different ambulance services and fire departments.
He is remembered as a good friend‚ and a happy‚ easy-going guy who always had a smile on his face. He was always the first one up to help with chores around the fire house. But when it was his turn to cook‚ the food generally ended up burnt. He was definitely not meant to be a chef.
Jeff is survived by his 10-year-old daughter‚ Kylie. She misses him deeply‚ but keeps him close to her heart. She continues to honor him by sending balloons up to Heaven on his birthday and Father’s Day.