Bertil Emmett Malm, 82, of Lindsborg passed on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. Bertil was born April 22, 1937 in Lindsborg, KS to the late Emmett and Myrtle (Borgstrom) Malm.
Bertil graduated high school in Lindsborg. He also served in the Air National Guard. On March 14, 1959, Bertil married Marilyn Nelson, at Bethany Lutheran Church.
A lifelong Lindsborg resident, Bertil grew up and worked on the family farm for most of his life, and was a rural mail carrier for 18 years. His life was full of activities. Bertil always enjoyed the various programs and sporting events his children and grandchildren participated in. He cheered for and supported the Smoky Valley Vikings, Bethany Swedes, and Kansas State Wildcats. Bertil was also an active member of the Lindsborg community. He sat on the USD 400 School Board for 16 years, and was on the boards for the Farmer’s Union Co-Op, the rural water district, and the New Gottland Township board. Bertil also sat on the Bethany Lutheran Church Coucil.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Marilyn; sons: Larry Malm (Tami) of McPherson, KS, Ronald Malm (Kelli) of Augusta, KS, and Douglas Malm (Holly) of Lindsborg; brother-in-law: Norman Shogren; grandchildren: Conner, Bailey, Megan, Brock, Logan, Brandon, and Carley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Special family friends include Cheryl Malm and Kathlynn Jackson.
Bertil is preceded in death by his parents; son: Steven Malm; brother: Donald Malm; sister: Marjorie Shogren.
Private family memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday September 5, 2020 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Services will be televised on Cox Cable Channel 13.
Live streamed on Bethany Lutheran Church Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bethanylutheranlindsborg/ and Bethany Lutheran Church YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3d_tj7k74N3VZOKHcecmQ/videos?disable_polymer=1
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethany Home, or to the Lindsborg Community Hospital. Memorials may be sent in care of Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, KS 67456.