Sisters Heidi Bergerson and Sandra Sheets took over operation of the shop as of March 1, 2011. Heidi and Sandra grew up in the Herman area (about 45 miles from Alexandria) and are the daughters of Orville and Connie Brunkow. They both live in the Alexandria area with their families.
Sandra is married to Jay Sheets and they have two sons, Matthew and Andrew, and a daughter Analea. Heidi is married to Chad Bergerson and they have a daughter Amanda and a son Erick.
Chad also has family ties to the Alexandria area. His great grandfather, Erick Gunelius, settled in the Alexandria area after emigrating from Sweden with his mother and two siblings as a small boy in 1876. Shortly after, Erick’s mother Martha Eriksson married Ole N Gunelius, who had lived in Alexandria since 1865 after arriving from Sweden in 1861. Ole was a carpenter and a founding member of Svea (now Calvary) Lutheran Church in 1877. In 1885, Erick married Anna Ericksson, who had come over from Sweden in 1882. They met while Erick worked on a threshing crew at the farm of Senator Knute Nelson, where Anna was employed as house maid.