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Obituary: Matthew Einar Bergstedt

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Matthew Einar Bergstedt 1972 ~ 2005 Matthew Einar Bergstedt, 32, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland after three years of fighting malignant melanoma. He was born June 25, 1972 in Mt. View, California, the son of Einar W. and Connie Acord Bergstedt. Matthew grew up in Sunnyvale and Saratoga, California. He was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Saratoga High School in 1990. He earned a two-year degree from Utah Valley Community College and a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Studies from the University of Utah. He obtained a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in Norway. Most important in Matthew's life were his loving wife and four-year-old son Jakob. Matthew was married to Ingjerd Merete Johansen on July 5, 1997 in the Manti, L.D.S. temple. Their second son is expected to be born in May. They have lived the last three years in Louisville, Kentucky where Ingjerd is attending dental school and Matt practiced as a family counselor. He served in the High Priest group in his ward. Matt was adventurous and loved to experience all he could in life. He enjoyed snowboarding, rock climbing and creating pottery. He was a devoted husband, father, son and brother and he will be sorely missed. We are thankful to all the doctors, nurses and pharmaceutical companies who were so helpful in his fight against cancer. We are grateful for the continued support of all our loved ones. Matthew is survived by his wife Ingjerd and his son Jakob Waldemar; his parents and two sisters, Lisa Ortega and Stacy (Roland) Wright; parents-in-law Egil and Gunvor Johansen of Norway; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Faun Acord and Waldemar and Ruth Bergstedt. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 12:00 noon at the Valley View Stake Center, 2245 East 3900 South in Salt Lake City. Family and friends may visit Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, or at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.