Curt Berg, 79, of Montevideo, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at United Methodist Church in Montevideo with the Rev. Sam Kautz officiating.
Visitation with the family will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., at United Methodist Church in Montevideo with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to service on Saturday.
Curtis Vance Berg was born in Chamberlain, S.D., Feb. 12, 1940, to Oliver and Alice (Eleeson) Berg. He was baptized in Reliance, S.D., where he also graduated from high school in 1958. Curt graduated from the National School of Meat Cutting University in Toledo, Ohio, in June of 1961. He was set up on a blind date that same month with MaryAnn Kopsas in Sioux Falls, S.D. They married in March of 1962. Their union bore three children, Sandra, Scott and Steve. He worked as a meat cutter for 21 years ending up in Montevideo working at Gary's Red Owl and Coborn's until he was in a car accident, forcing him to retire in 1985. He also served as an EMT for Montevideo Hospital, as well as teaching classes. Finally, he worked as the jail dispatcher for the Montevideo Sheriff's Department where he eventually became jail administrator and retired in 2005.
Curt enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins. He also enjoyed camping in his RV during the summertime, along with traveling to keep in touch with distant family and friends. He was also very devoted to restoring antique tractors. He was passionate about snowmobiles and was president of the MN-USA. He also belonged to the Montevideo Snowdrifters and the Appleton Ridge Runners. He was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary and also belonged to the United Methodist Church.
Curt is survived by his wife, MaryAnn, of 57 years; his three children, Sandra O'Meara, Scott (and Kathy Winters), and Steve (and Lynn); nine grandchildren, Krista, Rory, Ryan, Danielle, Felicia, Maitlyn (and Evan), Maddie (and Berry), Charlene (and Mason) and Arielle (and Levi); 14 great-grandchildren, Phe'nix, Pharaoh, Selah, Ryder, Jayden, Kaydence, Colton, Ryker, Jayden, Wylliam, Anthony, Lillian, Hunter and Landon; and his brothers and sisters, Royce and Lynn, Tony and Kaye, Jill and Raye Feist, and Julie and Ali Amnipour.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, of Montevideo, is in charge of the arrangements. (online guest book at www.andersonfuneralmontevideo.com)