Raymond Henry Berg

Dates

April 17, 1931 - November 25, 2013

Obituary

 

Raymond Henry Berg was born to John and Josephine (Haler) Berg on April 17, 1931 in Emery SD.  He grew up in the Emery area.  On June 17, 1952 he entered the US Army and served in the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged in March, 1954.

He was united in marriage to Doris Budde on June 2, 1958.  They farmed south of Alexandria for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1994.  They moved to Mitchell and Ray worked at Hendrickson Manufacturing for twelve years.  He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters, American Legion Post 41 of Alexandria and the Korean War Club.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of fifty-six years, Doris of Mitchell; two sons:  Dan Berg of Lafayette LA and Brian (Lorrie) Berg of Sioux Falls SD; one daughter, Laura Berg of Sioux Falls SD; five grandchildren:  Taylor (Breanna), Angel, Danny, Ivy and Brad; special friends:  Brad LeBlanc and Char Skovlund; two brothers:  Gerald Berg of Emery SD and John Berg of Yankton SD; three sisters:  Regina (Louis) Nolz, Rita (Jerome) Weber all of Mitchell and Eleanor (Virgil) Weber of Spearfish and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and beloved grandson, America Gatluak.

Raymond Berg excelled at being the best father, husband, grandpa, brother, nephew and cousin.  He was loved by many and he gave that love right back.

We all admired his continual honesty as he walked on this earth.  Ray was an example of a true Christian.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, November 29, 2013
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Rosehill Cemetery
Saturday, November 30th, 2013 ~ 2:00 PM
Parker, South Dakota


entry posted by joseph robert petersmark on 04-11-2014
i wish ii had got to know you better grandpa i talk to your wife 1 year ago the frist time i talk to you guy sence i was 6 and dan told me he was moving you guys to a home and want me to help but he never call me to help i wish i could have help move you guys i miss the old day whenyou guys would come see me in the hospital.you guys where the best thing that happen to me in my life i want to thank you and the family for sanding by my side tho the hard times
entry posted by Heidi, Bob, Quinton, and Landon Berg on 11-29-2013
When someone we love passes away, the grief we feel can not always be expressed into words. May this poem bring comfort along the way.

The Christian's Goodnight
By Sarah Doudney (c. 1871)

•Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;
Lay down thy head upon the Savior’s breast;
We loved thee well, but Jesus loves thee best
Good night! Good night! Good night!

•Calm is thy slumber as an infant’s sleep;
But thou shall wake no more to toil and weep;
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep
Good night! Good night! Good night!

•Until the shadows from this earth are cast,
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last;
Until the twilight gloom be over past
Good night! Good night! Good night!

•Until the Easter glory lights the skies,
Until the dead in Jesus shall arise,
And He shall come, but not in lowly guise
Good night! Good night! Good night!

•Until, made beautiful by love divine,
Thou, in the likeness of thy Lord shall shine,
And He shall bring that golden crown of thine
Good night! Good night! Good night!

•Only Good night, beloved, not farewell!
A little while, and all His saints shall dwell
In hallowed unison indivisible
Good night! Good night! Good night!

•Until we meet again before His throne,
Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own,
Until we know even as we are known
Good night! Good night! Good night!

Love-The Bergs
entry posted by Robert and Mary Johnson on 11-29-2013
Raymond, we know that you are in a better place, you will be missed so much. We will cherish the wonderful times the four of us had when we ate out. We pray for Doris and the Children that they will find peace in their memories.
entry posted by Lorna & Daniel Sonne on 11-28-2013
Doris, We send our sincere sympathy to you. Always enjoyed the visits with you & Ray. Ray always had a witty response to a lot of the "happenings" going on in our visits. To Brian & Lorrie and family, We are very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Find comfort in all the memories you all share. God Bless
entry posted by Rita And Vern Brown on 11-28-2013
Doris And family, Sorry to hear of Ray's passing. You have our sympathy. Babe and Viva always appreciated both of you as friend and neighbors.
entry posted by Ambrose(Mick) and Brenda Warborg on 11-27-2013
Sorry for your loss--Ambrose mother was Theresa Marso from Alexandria and his dad was John P Warborg--they were real good friends of John Berg Rays father. We are in Texas for the winter.
entry posted by Ann and Gary Arendt on 11-27-2013
Laura, Doris, and families....Our deepest sympathy. May your days ahead be filled with special memories of Ray. May God bless each of you in his own special way during this very difficult time.
entry posted by Ann and Gary Arendt on 11-27-2013
Laura, Doris, and families....Our deepest sympathy. May your days ahead be filled with special memories of Ray. May God bless each of you in his own special way during this very difficult time.
entry posted by Ivy Berg on 11-27-2013
Grandpa i love you so very much and will never forget you. you were truly a great person and everyone knows it. we know that you are now in a better place. someday we will be with you again, but until then we love you. <3 <3 =)
entry posted by Angelia Berg on 11-27-2013
I will miss you grandpa, but I know now that you are in a better place. You were the best Grandpa. You always were funny and knew when to be funny. You were an uplifting person, with a warm heart.
entry posted by Bradley LeBlanc on 11-27-2013
Raymond was like a second father to me, and I treasure the times we spent together. He will be deeply missed; however, his memory will live inside all of us forever.
entry posted by Danny Berg on 11-27-2013
Grandpa i will miss you , I love you , You were the best grandpa in the world i will sure miss youre humor
entry posted by Dan Berg on 11-27-2013
Dad, you were good man and a good father. I miss you and I love you!
entry posted by Doris Berg on 11-27-2013
My dearest darling Ray I miss you so much, I love you!!!!!
entry posted by Bradley LeBlanc on 11-27-2013
Raymond was like a second father to me and I treasure the times we spent together. He will be deeply missed; however, his memory will live inside all of us forever.
entry posted by Doris Berg on 11-27-2013
My dearest darling Ray I miss you so much, I love you!!!!!
entry posted by Doris Berg on 11-27-2013
My dearest darling Ray I miss you so much, I love you!!!!!
entry posted by Ken & Charlene Larson on 11-27-2013
We will miss a truly amazing man. I got the opportunity to know you for the last two years!! You were a man that loved his family and would do anything for them... God bless you Raymond...you will be missed!!!!!
entry posted by jIM jARDINGj on 11-27-2013
rAY I WLL AIWAS REMBER YOU AS E WERE NEIGHBORS BACK YEARS AGO
entry posted by LaNita & Niick Schartz on 11-27-2013
I will always remember you as a super man and loving husband to Doris. You raised three wonderful children. A better person I never knew.
entry posted by Rick Beardsley on 11-27-2013
May God be with Doris and family in this time of sorrow, It is nice to have good neighbors like Doris and Ray. rest in peace.
entry posted by Jackie Christiansen on 11-27-2013
Brian, lorrie and family, May the Lord Jesus comfort you at this time. God Bless
entry posted by Michelle Schoenfelder on 11-27-2013
I am very sorry for your loss. Ray was a wonderful man, and was great to work with.
entry posted by Jeanine Hiller on 11-27-2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was a good husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed.
entry posted by Laura berg on 11-27-2013
Thank you dad for being the most honest person I know. You always took care of others and would be right there to help them. I could go on forever with stories about my father. Thank you for being such a wonderful, loving father. I will miss you dad with all my heart!!! You taught me so many things in life, and you did that by your actions. I Love You!!!
entry posted by Carm Roster on 11-27-2013
Ma Berg, Laura and Brian - so sorry for your loss, may you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you have made. Thoughts and prayers to all.
entry posted by Brian and Lorrie Berg on 11-27-2013
You were a great Dad and father in law we will always cherish your snappy comebacks and arnery looking smiles . We love and miss you always!!!
entry posted by Taylor and Breanna Berg on 11-26-2013
You are a great man! We will miss you and cherish all the great memories we had with you!! We love you so much!
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