Duane S. Berg, age 82, died February 12, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 18th at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rush Point, with Rev. Keith Kolzow officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church and also from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, February 17th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in St. Anthony.
Duane S. Berg was born in Dalbo, Minnesota and graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1950. He proudly served in the United States Army as a sergeant stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After returning home, he worked in electronics for 37 years at Sperry-UNISYS. Duane enjoyed many hobbies and activities over the years including golfing, bowling, softball, and spending time at the family’s cabin on Rush Lake. Duane enjoyed life to the fullest and often remarked how grateful he was for God’s many blessings.
Duane went home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2014 at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 10 days. He is preceded in death by parents Victor and Edith, sister Louise, and brother Eldon.
Duane is survived and greatly missed by his loving family: wife of 59 years, Verlyn; children, Sherryn Brown (Mike Kvam), Debbie (Mike) Nelson, Jackie (Jim) Flesher, and beloved grandchildren, Tony Brown, Olivia Flesher, Grace and Samantha Nelson, step grandchildren, Justin and Jason Flesher; nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.
Tom Ellerman says
It was my pleasure to have worked for “Swede” in the 70s and 80s. He brought the concept of Lockheed’s “Skunk Works” (Kelly Johnson’s brainchild) to Sperry Univac. “Swede” transformed a very good Prototype Manufacturing organization into a fantastic one. Many of the things I learned from “Swede” are still part of my everyday life…even all these years later. Wherever he is now, I’m sure his companions will continue to hear the mantra, “quick, quiet and quality…”
My sincere condolences to the family of Duane S. Berg (Swede).