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Harlan Berg Obituary


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Memorial Services for Harlan Berg of New Richland, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 11, at the First Congregational Church in New Richland. Pastor Pamela Jensen will officiate. Interment will be in St. Olaf Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 10, at Friedrich Funeral Home, New Richland and one hour before services at the church. Harlan died on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in New Richland. He was 92. He was born on May 12, 1921, near Otisco, the son of William and Esther (Heckes) Berg. He attended rural School District #26. Harlan married Leah I. Routh on June 12, 1940 in northern Iowa. He lived and farmed in the New Richland area all of his life. Harlan retired from farming in 1984, moved to Hartland in 1990, and had lived in New Richland since 2008. He was a member of First Congregational Church in New Richland, where he had been baptized and confirmed. Harlan was also a member of the Eagle's Club in Albert Lea. He enjoyed dancing, snowmobiling and was a passionate fisherman. Harlan is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Leah, nine children: Wayne Curtis (Suzanne) Berg of Mesa, AZ, Gary Lee(Lorraine) Berg of Mesa, AZ, Kay LaVonne (Pat) Adams of New Richland, Rodney Harlan Berg (special friend Pam) of Albert Lea, Neil Robert (Bobbi) Berg of Kirbyville, MO, Larry Dean (Mary) Berg of rural Hartland, Bruce Alan (Patty) Berg of rural New Richland, LaJean Carol (Jim) Westeng of rural Clarks Grove, Burton Dale (Connie) Berg of New Richland; 27 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sister's-in-law: Jean (Keith) Wilkenson of Red Wing, MN, Mary Walley of Albuquerque, NM and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy, granddaughter Lynn Neumann, great grandson Steven Batt, great granddaughter Etta Mae Ross, grandson-in-law David Shearman and father-in-law and mother-in-law Cyrus and Ollie Routh.

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