Salmer Berg, 87Salmer “Sam” Berg, 87, died Monday November 26, 2012.
Salmer “Sam” Berg, 87, died Monday November 26, 2012.
Sam was born January 1, 1925 in Villard, the son of Nels and Dorothy (Stangeland) Berg. He attended Orange Township Country School through the eighth grade.
Sam served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He saw action in the Philippines, Japan and Hiroshima after it had been bombed. Sam received several medals for his service to his country and was honorably discharged on August 21, 1946.
On May 14, 1952 Sam was united in marriage to Lola Hubred. After their marriage the couple farmed in Orange Township where they raised their three children, Guy, Barb and Tamara.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an advocate for wildlife. His true love was farming and he was able to continue working on the farm through this fall.
He is survived by two children, Guy and fiancée, Linda, of Osakis; daughter, Barb and husband, Gary Ellis of Osakis; son-in-law, Dean Job of Sisseton, SD; grandson, Scott (Sheri); two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sydney; brothers, David of Osakis, and Martin (Marlys) of Webster, SD.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola; daughter, Tamara; five brothers and sisters, Norris, Leonard, Clarence, Anna and Helen.
A memorial service was held Thursday, November 29 at Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Erickson officiating. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Osakis.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.