Grace Lillian Berg

NEW ULM — Grace Lillian Berg, age 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at the St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Nathan Scharf will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm.

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Grace is survived by her husband of over 68 years, Herbert Berg of New Ulm; daughters, Debra Berg of New Ulm, Diane Berg of Liberty Lake, Washington; son, David (Sharon) Berg of New Ulm; 6 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard (Shirley) Hale of Kansas City, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Audrey Hale, Kathy Hale; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marie (Bob) Thomas; and brothers, Eugene Hale and Robert Hale.

Grace Lillian Hale was born Aug. 12, 1931 to Charles and Ethel (Seffrood) Hale in South Wayne, Wisconsin. After graduating high school, she married the love of her life, Herbert Berg, on September 30, 1950 in Caledonia, Wisconsin. Grace and Herb continued living in Wisconsin until they moved to Minnesota in 1968. Their union was blessed with 3 children, who Grace happily raised as a stay at home mother and homemaker. In her free time, she enjoyed camping, going on vacations with family and friends, bowling in various leagues, golfing in New Ulm and Florida, socializing and event planning, and sharing her strong faith and love of the Lord with others. She was the Regional Secretary of the Lutheran Women’s Mission Society (LWMS), a Sunday school teacher in Wisconsin, and a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Grace truly treasured and felt very blessed for all the time she was able to spend with her family, friends, and fellow parishioners. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, blessed be her memory.