Leo Berg

Leo Berg, age 88, of Decorah died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral service was held Friday, May 25 at Frankville Presbyterian Church, Frankville with Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Interment was at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville.

Leo Alfred Berg was born March 4, 1930 to Alfred and Olga (Hanson) Berg in Frankville Township, Allamakee County. He received his education in the Little Red School near Forest Mills in Allamakee County. Leo was baptized in the Forest Mills Church by the Reverend L.E. Crippen.

June 30, 1951 Leo married Jean Shirley Klepper at the Salem Reformed Church in Ludlow Township, Waukon. To this union, two sons were born, Clinton and Cletus. In 1951 he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Korea on the front lines in the 3rd Armored Division as a tank driver. When he returned, he worked road construction all his life, most years with Holland Bros. Construction of Decorah and also Reilly Construction of Ossian, retiring in 1995.

Leo was a member of the first Frankville fire department, and a member of the Frankville Presbyterian Church. He and Jean took part in many church activities and helped with the big remodeling project of the kitchen at the church. One of Leo’s favorite sayings when asked “Leo, how are you,” was “Well, if I was any better, I would have to take a pill!”

Leo is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean (Klepper) Berg; two sons, Clinton (Marty) Berg of Decorah and Cletus Berg of Vacaville, CA; four grandchildren, Teri (Jay) Dankert of Eldridge, Tricia (Dan) Fisher of Sherrard, IL, Kyle Berg of Minneapolis, MN and Jeannie (Nick) Hardin of Vacaville, CA; three great-grandchildren, Zach Johnson, Ty Fears and Brayden Hardin; five step-great grandchildren, Drew, Dalton and Devon Dankert, and Trever and Race Fisher; his sisters-in-law, Karen Schnuelle and Ardis Klepper; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Olga (Hanson) Berg; his brothers, Orlan (Bonnie) Berg and Stanley (Delores) Berg; and his brothers-in-law, Harlan (Marilyn) Klepper, Curt Klepper and Donald Schnuelle.

Honorary casketbearers were Frankville Presbyterian Church members. Casketbearers were Doug Berg, Ken Klepper, Darin Berg, Greg Schnuelle, Chuck Berg and Loren Brandt.

Military rites were accorded by Decorah and Waukon Veterans. Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

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