James Max Bergren 68 of Harlowton died Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2017 in the Wheatland Memorial Healthcare of natural causes. He was born May 13, 1949 in Olympia, WA the son of Elmer and Betty (Misner) Bergren. The family lived in Olympia where he received his education. Following high school, he attended Centralia College in Centralia Washington. In 1969, he entered the United States Army serving in Viet Nam. He received his honorable discharge in 1974 and returned to Washington working as an apprentice carpenter. He worked as a carpenter in Washington, California and on the East Coast returning to Olympia. He was injured while working in Olympia and then moved to Harlowton, Montana in 2006. After coming to Harlowton, he worked part-time for the Forest Service for 4 years until he retired. He made Harlowton his home until the time of his death.

He is member of the American Legion of Harlowton.

He is survived by one son Tony Bergren; one brother Terry Bergren in Georgia; three sisters Joan Bunch in Vancouver, WA, Peggy Chambers of Yakima, WA and Dee Dee Hall of Olympia, WA; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Homeless Veterans Memorial Fund or the charity of their choice

and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036 or may be posted

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