Obit: Berg, Peter J. (1934 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Berg, Gleeson, Johnson, Latham, Ridnour, Schuh, Welch

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/12/2013

Berg, Peter "Pete" J. (5 AUG 1934 - 11 DEC 2013)

Former Town of Rib Lake resident Peter "Pete" J. Berg, 79, Marshfield, died on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at House of the Dove in Marshfield, where he had resided the past five days.

Memorial services are pending with Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema.

Peter Berg was born on August 5, 1934 in Marshfield to the late Richard and Carol Sue (Johnson) Berg. He attended Ward Grade School in the Rib Lake area and was a 1952 graduate of Marshfield Senior High School. He worked for Steve Miller Cheese Company and Soo Line Railroad before serving in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956.

In 1958, he married Joan Schuh, and they were later divorced. In Marshfield, he married Jacqueline Welch, who preceded him in death in 2003.

In 1958, he began his career with the Marshfield Fire Department where he worked as an engineer for 24 years until his retirement in 1982. He then moved to the Town of Rib Lake where he resided until moving to Wells Nature View Assisted Living in Marshfield one year ago.

He was a member of Rib Lake United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.

Survivors include three sons, Steve (Lonna) Berg and Alan Berg, both of Sheboygan, and Daniel Berg of Westby; a daughter, Susan (Glen) Ridnour of Flower Mound, TX; two step-children, Michelle (Brian) Gleeson of Strum and Joel Latham of Madison; a sister-in-law, Betty Berg of Riverside, Calif.; nine grandchildren; one step-grandchild; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and second wife, Jacqueline, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Berg.

Any memorial contributions should be made in his memory to Rib Lake United Methodist Church.

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