Monday, December 12, 2016

Bruce Berg

We received notice today of the death of Stan's long-time friend, college roommate, fellow Blood Bank dispatcher, and hunting partner.
Bruce Alden Berg struggled for half a year with pancreatic cancer and succumbed on Nov. 26.

He wrote his obituary. It follows:

As per his request, Bruce Berg, 69, of Oacoma, SD will have no services. If anyone should like to remember him, a donation to the nearest animal rescue would be a nice way to do it.

BRUCE ALDEN BERG
Bruce Alden Berg was born June 12, 1947 to Alden L. and Patricia A. (Torgerson) Berg in Fargo, ND. He grew up and attended school in Hawley and Moorhead, MN. He then attended Concordia College and the University of Minnesota where he received a double major in History and Economics.

After college he primarily worked in various areas of commerce, as a perishable commodities broker, part owner and manager of an equipment dealership, broker/owner of a real estate company and as an investment advisor/manager.

On December 22, 1995, Bruce was united in marriage to Nenita Cabanan. They lived in St. Paul and then in northern Minnesota before moving to Oacoma in March of 2008.

There were many things for which Bruce was grateful in his life: the thousands of songbirds that visited his bird feeders, Ford 4WD pickup trucks, craft beers from Schells Brewery in New Ulm, MN, movies from Hollywood's "Golden Age" and the countless fine histories he has read: that he was able to spend a lot of time in fishing boats, that he was often able to walk the woods of Northern Minnesota ruffed grouse hunting, and the fields and section lines of South Dakota pheasant hunting; that he had good company on many of these days, that he was blessed by a series of excellent Golden Retriever pets and hunting dogs of such quality that if he had to pick which was the best he couldn't do it, his friends and family, perhaps small in quantity, but the very best quality, his cabin on the Bigfork River in Northern MN and his home above the town of Oacoma, and far above all else, his wonderful wife, Nenita, with whom he was blessed to share the last 20+ years.

Bruce passed away on November 26, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain at the age of 69 years. Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Nenita of Oacoma; a brother Bradley (Nancy); and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother.

AT THE BLACK FOREST INN, DECEMBER 2007
From left, Randy Anderson, the late Bruce Berg, Stan Rolfsrud, the late Paul Matthies

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At a time like this, it's hard to say anything besides I'm sorry.

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