Cynthia Berge, 59, of Montevideo, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo with the Rev. Tim Ehling officiating.
Burial was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Music was provided by organist Tim Burns. Special music included “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Away in the Manger,” “ Borning Cry,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.” Casketbearers were Mike Dann, Gary Heimdahl, David Arndt, Mitch Brovold, Eric Anderson, and Delaine Fagen.
Cynthia Jane (Holthe) Berge was born in Zumbrota, May 1, 1954, to Obert and Gladys (Swain) Holthe. She was baptized at Stordahl Church and confirmed at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pine Island. She grew up in Pine Island and graduated from Pine Island High School in 1972. She attended Moorhead State College and worked and attended school in Rochester.
She married Robert Berge, June 30, 1979, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pine Island. They settled in the Milan/Montevideo area, where she worked as a receptionist at the Montevideo Clinic for over 33 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed shopping, gambling, playing badminton, summer vacations in Branson, Mo., and visiting with people. The most enjoyable time for her was spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Haeden.
She is survived by her husband; son, Derek Berge, of Montevideo; daughter, Maegen (and Travis) Honzay, and their son, Haeden, of Sacred Heart; mother, of Zumbrota; and sister, Jeanne Gross, of Albert Lea.
Preceding her in death were her father, and brother-in-law, Donald Gross.
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, of Montevideo, was in charge of the arrangements. (Online guest book at www.andersonfuneralmontevideo.com)