Philip Berg, 85Philip Martin Berg died unexpectedly on Jan. 4.
Philip Martin Berg died unexpectedly on Jan. 4.
Born in Lake City, Minn., on Jan. 6, 1926, to Martin and Mildred Berg, he attended school in Lake City and Red Wing and enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served in WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
On April 2, 1948, he married Betty Lou Anderson. They lived in Bay City, Wis., and raised their family. He worked at ADM Milling for many years. In 1978, they moved to New Richmond where he was the plant manager for Domain Industries. After retiring, they moved to Ellsworth, Wis., to be closer to their family. They later moved to Red Wing. Betty Lou passed away in 2007. In 2009, he married Millie Frieberg. They later divorced.
Phil raised and raced horses in the 1970s. He was an avid golfer and handyman and loved spending time with his family.
He worked at Jordan Towers in maintenance and custodial up until the time of his death.
He is survived by two sons, Reggie (Roxi) Berg of Red Wing and Jody (Bonnie) Berg of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Amy (Jayson) Burrow and Becky (Ron) Gatz of Hager City, Kari Meyer of Red Wing, and Jody (Abby) Berg of River Falls, Wis.; six great-grandchildren, Allison Flynn, Chandler Flynn, Reggie Meyer, Justice Meyer, Cameron Gatz, and Lil' Phil Berg; two sisters, Rose Marie Lewis of Red Wing and Becky Bryant of Jenkins, Minn.; three brothers, Keith (Ruby) Berg of Minnetonka, Minn., David (Liz) Berg of Springfield, Mo., and Dan (Mavis) Berg of Newport, Minn.; also many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou; parents, Martin and Millie; and his brother Phalon.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at United Lutheran Church, with Rev. Steve Timm officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service.
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