Darrell Edward Berg, 73

Published 8:05 am Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Darrell Edward Berg, 73, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Darrell Edward Berg, 73

Darrell was born on Sept. 24, 1944, to Philip and Gladys (Brechtel) Berg in Austin. Darrell was a lifelong Austin resident, graduating from Austin High School in 1962. On July 17, 1964, he was united in marriage to Rose Frasher at the Conservative Congregational Church in Hollandale, Minnesota. To this union, four children were born. Darrell was employed by Westman Silo in Hayward, Minnesota, Golden Dairy, Marigold Dairy, Ankeny’s in Austin, and then for over thirty years with Sampson Dairy Foods in Albert Lea, Minnesota. After his retirement, Darrell worked as a delivery driver for Hy-Vee in Austin.  He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of his yard, was a master griller and enjoyed family gatherings. Darrell was a beloved member of the community. His cheery disposition radiated with all the people he met and the customers he served. His warmth, generosity, and smile will forever live on in our hearts.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Rose Marie Berg of Austin; four children, Anton Duane (Stacey) Berg of Augusta, Georgia, Tim Lynn Berg of Austin, Krista Jane (Eric) Kahle of Austin, and Jennifer Renee Hanson of Alden, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Amber Renee Berg, Ashley Christine DeFato, Sarah Renee Kahle, William Alexander Kahle, Shelby Marie Hanson, Marissa Joe Hanson, Rachel Linn Kahle, and Thomas James Hanson; one great-granddaughter, Emma Rose DeFato; sisters, Marion Srp and Evelyn (Kenneth) Heimer, both of Austin; aunt, Ardyce Brechtel of Austin; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Richard Duane Berg.

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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour before the service on Thursday. Interment will be held at later date.  Memorials preferred to donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.