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David Berg

August 5, 1956 — January 25, 2019

David Berg, age 62, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, January 25th, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th, at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Lengby, MN with the Rev. John Ragan officiating. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com. Dave was born on August 5, 1956 to Curtis and Mavis Johnson Berg in Fosston, Minnesota. Dave lived in Erskine and McIntosh and attended school, graduating in 1974. After that he attended school at the Vo-Tech in Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls graduating in 1978 from the auto body repair program. On May 15, 1976 he married Elaine Kerssen in Bagley, Minnesota. They had two sons, Shawn and Donavin. They divorced in 1990.On June 19, 1993 he married the loved of his life, Melody Plante in Lengby, Minnesota and at that time he inherited two more sons, Justin and Derrick. They made their home in rural Lengby, except for the years 1995-2002 when they owned and operated Berg's Board and Lodge. After the kids were grown and on their own, they decided to try over-the-road trucking, working for several companies before giving it up in 2012.In 2013, Dave went to work at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota. There he stayed working until September of 2018 when ill health forced him to retire. Surviving Dave is his loving wife of 25 years, Melody; four sons, Shawn (Allison) of Jacksonville, FL, Donavin (Jeri Lynne) of Roberts, WI, Justin (Jackie) Plante of Mahnomen, MN, and Derrick (Shira) Plante of Hudson, WI; his mother, Mavis Berg of McIntosh; sister, Barb (Steve) Faldet of McIntosh; and brother, Barry (Louise) Berg of Moorhead, MN. Also surviving is his best friend and partner in crime, John T. Jelek of Rush City, MN; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Curtis Berg; sister, Pam Bigelow; father-in-law, Harold Geiselhart; and uncle, Odell Johnson.
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