Maynard August Berggren

Maynard August Berggren

March 19, 1933 ~ October 05, 2021

Date of Interment:
October 08, 2021

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Maynard August Berggren, 88, of Brandon, Florida, went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2021. Born at home in Fairview, South Dakota during a blizzard on March 19, 1933, to his parents, Carl Albert and Frances Irene Berggren, he along with his three siblings moved to Vero Beach, Florida when he was two years old.

Upon graduating from Vero Beach High School, he continued his education at the University of Florida earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1956. An avid lifelong Gator fan, he participated in ROTC and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity through his collegiate years. He served in the United States Army. While stationed in Germany during his post collegiate stint in the United States Army, Maynard traveled and saw much of Europe. After his discharge from the military, he completed his pharmacy internship in Miami before moving to Tampa where he opened his own pharmacy, Drug Center, and Physician’s Wholesale, which catered to area doctors’ offices. He served the Seminole Heights community for decades while his Yellow Pages ad read: “Buy Your Drugs Where Your Doctor Does.”

A practical joker, Maynard had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing pranks on unsuspecting family, friends, and employees. A devout Christian, loving husband, and devoted father, he enjoyed mentoring young people especially while leading the Royal Rangers, teaching youngsters about Christ, camping and outdoor skills. He enjoyed his dogs, camping, fishing, traveling, and gardening. In his later years, he enjoyed feeding his ducks, planting trees, and roses. He also enjoyed following his beloved Gators.

Maynard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jan; and five children: Richard (Kim) AK, Rebecca (Ken) NC, Matthew (Connie) TN, Rachel (John) FL and Kirsten (Steven) NC; six grandchildren, Erica, Jared, Gage, Lennox, Annabelle, and Lauren. He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Audrey, Dale, and David.

A Private Burial Service took place in Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to LifePath Hospice-Chapters Health Foundation, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33609, or the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Interment:
October 08, 2021

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Whitney J Ponder

October 12, 2021, 3:34 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Sending out love & light and keeping your family in my thoughts. May he reside in paradise.

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