Monday, September 2, 2013



ADDRESS: Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford; A former Ogema resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:03 AM Monday, Sept. 2 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 14 months

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 10 at First Lutheran Church, Ogema

OFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Bob Giese

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Ogema where there will also be military rites performed by the Westboro VFW

VISITATION: First Lutheran Church, Ogema from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 25, 1922 at the Township of Prentice, Price County

EDUCATION: Ogema area elementary schools, 1940 graduate of Prentice High School

MARRIAGE: June 15, 1944 at Frederic, WI to Estelle L. Cummings and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he farmed, drove milk truck and worked at Hause’s Lumber Co. in Ogema. Then he entered the US Army and was a WW II veteran serving from 1944 to 1946. He received a Purple Heart and a good conduct medal for his time in the military. After the service, he worked again at Hause’s Lumber Co., did logging work, and clerked at the Ogema Post Office. In 1962 he started delivering a rural mail route which he did until his retirement in 1984. In retirement he did lawn work at the Hillside Cemetery in Ogema and worked as a sanitary landfill attendant in Ogema. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, horseshoes, softball & trapping throughout his life.

MEMBER OF: Frist Lutheran Church, Ogema; In 1954 he was a charter member of the Ogema Volunteer Fire Dept. where he served as fire chief and secretary for periods of time; Westboro VFW & 50 year member of the Ogema American Legion

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Estelle L. Berg of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Karen (Gary) Westberg of Ogema, Pat Barr of Ogema & Gary (Lois) Berg of Ogema

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Michael Berg in 1995

Grandchildren – Greg (Naomi) Barr, Angie (Glenn) Ericksen, Dawn (Fernando) Becerra, Kris (Dave) Mabie, Barb Lutzke, Daniel (Ashley) Berg, Jason (Maggie Petkovsek) Berg
Great-Grandchildren – Michaela & Elicia Ericksen, Jeff, Nick & Chase Mabie, Karenna Barr, Mycal Raleigh, Trevor & Kyle Lutzke, Ahnalie Berg

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Alvin Berg of Loveland, CO; Sisters-in-law: Eva Rae Berg of Medford & Dagny Berg of Racine

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edwin, Emil, Wally, Evar, Lloyd, Arne, Elna, Robert, Albert & Elena Berg, Adeline Botensten, Edith Risberg


PALLBEARERS: Honorary – 7 Grandchildren; Active – Dawn Becerra

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to either First Lutheran Church, Ogema or the Ogema Volunteer Fire Department
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