Ruth Berg, 89, Albert Lea

Published 10:36 am Thursday, November 29, 2012

The funeral service for Ruth M. Berg, of Albert Lea, formerly of Emmons, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Timothy T. Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ruth died on Monday evening, Nov. 26, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. She was 89.

Ruth Berg

Ruth was born on a farm near Waltham on July 25, 1923. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School. On Aug. 5, 1944, Ruth married Elmer E. Berg at Fort Riley, Kan. When Elmer returned from the service, they made their home in Emmons.

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Throughout her life Ruth had worked at the Emmons Corner Café, Arrowhead Golf Course, Johnson Floral and sold Avon products. Due to her failing health, she moved to Oak Park Place in Albert Lea in 2007.

She had been an active member of St. James Catholic Parish in Twin Lakes. Ruth was also involved in the Civic Improvement Club of Emmons, the Senior Citizens and many other community activities. She loved to dance, golf, help with and play bingo, play cards and watch sporting events, especially her grandchildren’s. Ruth enjoyed being around people, making special treats like chocolate chip cookies, and having her family together.

She is survived by four children: Robert Berg and his wife, Mary Jo, of Oakdale, Bonnie Hall and her significant other, Gary Kavars, of Clear Lake, Iowa, James Berg and his wife Jill of Albert Lea, and Jerry Berg and his wife, Vicky, of Stillwater; grandchildren: Matthew Berg and his wife, Kelly, of Hudson, Wis., Shelli Akers and her husband Chris of Woodbury, Jeffrey Hall and his wife, Melissa, of Jacksonville, Fla., Jesslyn Hall and Dustin Duea of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jennifer Worley-Thompson and her husband, Amber, of Minneapolis, Elizabeth Berg of Minneapolis, Ethan Berg and his wife, Stephanie, of Otley, Iowa, Maggie, Samuel and Weston Berg of Stillwater; great-grandchildren: Madison and Kadyn Berg of Hudson, Wis., Joshua and Sophie Hall of Jacksonville, Fla., Emanuelle Hall of Scottsdale, Ariz., Christian Harden of Minneapolis, Treighton and Eliana Thompson of Minneapolis, and Addison Berg of Otley, Iowa; sisters: Dorothy Herron of Blooming Prairie, Elizabeth Fredrickson of Hayfield, Hilda Turner and her husband Norman of Austin; sisters-in-law: Marilyn Fiebiger of Blooming Prairie, Ruby O’Connor of Davenport, Iowa, Lorraine Berg of Algona, Iowa, Laila Lewis of Kansas City, Geneva Finlayson, Lucille and her husband Dick Sabol, and Lorelei Berg of California and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1999, her grandson Andrew Berg; brothers and sisters: Fred, Frank, Carl and Bob Fiebiger, Frieda Kvansnicka and Edith Kruckeberg.