Martin Berg 89 of Webster passed away Monday March 14, 2016 at Bethesda Home in Webster.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 18, 2016 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster. Marion Grimes will officiate. Inurment will be at Webster Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial visitation will be one hour prior to services on Friday. Fiksdalfuneral.com.
Martin Lawrence Berg was born on Tuesday, January 18, 1927 to Nils and Dorthea (Landmark) Berg at Villard, Minnesota. He attended country school near his home and later graduated from high school in the area. After he received his education he worked in the area at several jobs. In October 1950 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korea War. After his honorable discharge in 1952 he returned to his family home. He moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota where he received his Associate Degree as a lab technician from Northern State College.
On June 17, 1962 he was united in marriage to Marlys Jacobson at Webster, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple lived in various towns in the area before moving to Webster in 1969. He was the Chief Lab Technician for the hospital in Webster for many years until his retirement in 1997. He entered Bethesda Home in February 2010. Marlys passed away in September 2014. After her death he remained at Bethesda Home until the present time.
Martin was a member of Herbert McKennett Post 40 American Legion in Webster. He loved fishing with his friend, Winky Jorgenson, hunting, his dogs, gardening and mowing his yard. He also enjoyed relaxing at home.
Martin passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 25 days.
Survivors include three sons, Jim (Pauline) Berg of Nolanville, TX, Dave (Stacy) Berg of Watertown, SD and Steve (Tara) Berg of Pierre, SD; one daughter, Jackie (Jody) Jorgenson of Webster, SD; one brother, David Berg of Osakis, MN; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one grandson, four brothers, Leonard, Clarence, Norris and Salmer, and two sisters, Anna and Helen.
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