Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum, with the Rev. Timothy Henning officiating. Burial, with military honor rites by the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 in Kewaskum, of his cremains will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Lutheran Memorial Park in Kewaskum.
Visitation will be at the church from noon Saturday until the services.
Memorials to St. Lucas Lutheran Church or Cedar Community Partners in Caring are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.millermartinfh.com.
Mr. Berg was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Platteville, a son of the late Elmer and Edna Berg. He grew up on a farm in the town of New Hope in PortageCounty. He attended Nelsonville schools.
During the Great Depression, he served in the Civilian Conservations Corps (CCC) and was part of the CCC team that built the ski area of RibMountain.
During World War II, he served in the European Theater as a radio sergeant. Among his medals and awards were a silver battle star for service in five significant battles, as well as a Croix de Guerre and others.
After the war, he attended CentralStateTeachers College in Stevens Point (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), then moved to Milwaukee and various jobs.
He was married to June Trindl Nov. 25, 1950. She preceded him in death.
He then began his career as a central office repairman at the Wisconsin Telephone Co.
He and has wife purchased a farm and 80 acres in Kewaskum in 1960, transferring his work with the telephone company to the West Bend office.
He served as a shop steward in the Washington County Communications Workers of America (CWA) union as well as the St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church Council in Kewaskum. He was a ham radio operator and did considerable genealogical research into family history.
Survivors include one daughter, Alexandra (Michael) Janes; five sons, Odin (Patricia), Paul, Leif (Barbara), Matthew and Eric (Ruth); and eight grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Hanna; his twin brother, Ellsworth; and one younger brother, Sidney.