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Arthur William Berg

November 22, 1949 — September 12, 2012

Arthur Berg, age 62, of Neillsville, WI died on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home after a five year battle with colon cancer.Arthur William Berg was born on November 22, 1949 at home in the Village of Neskoro (near Wautoma) in Marquette County, Wisconsin. He attended school in Alma Center and graduated in 1967. He then moved to Milwaukee, WI and worked. After a year Art returned and began working at the Norplex factory in Black River Falls, WI in 1968. On May 10, 1969 he was united in marriage to Linda Burge at the United Methodist Church in Black River Falls. In 1973, Art, began working for the Jackson County Iron Mine, which is now Lake Wazee. He worked there until 1982 when he began farming. Art and Linda moved to Neillsville in 1986 and worked on the Roger and June Erickson farm for 4 years, the Ron and Amber Zank farm for 2 years, the Duane and Brenda Boon farm for 11 years and the Benny Heck farm for two years. They then retired from farming and were hired at Cummins Filtration in Neillsville. Art worked in the press department for about five years before his illness forced him to retire in 2010.He was a member of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation Black River Falls Chapter. He loved to hunt and fish, camp and gamble, especially the scratch offs. Most of all, though, Art loved spending time with his grandchildren.He is survived by his wife, Linda, five children, Andy (Karen) Berg of Peach Tree City, GA, Tony (Becky) Berg of Neillsville, WI, Travis (Debi) Berg of Neillsville, WI, Joe (Jennifer) Berg of Oshkosh, WI and Robin (Mary) Berg of Green Bay, WI. Ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two great granddaughters, Iris Edgington and Brooke Edelson. Art is also survived by two brothers, Wayne Berg and Steve Berg both of Merrillan, WI, two sisters, Susan (Rick) Thomley of Black River Falls, WI and Theresa (Darrell Knox) Berg of Greenwood, WI and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents (Aaron and Lorraine), two brothers, David and Ray and a sister, Peggy.Funeral Services for Art will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Jeff Siegel will officiate. Interment will be in the Trout Run Cemetery near Black River Falls at a later date. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.Honorary Casket Bearers are his grandchildren: Nathan Berg, Preston Berg, Brady Berg, Justin Berg, Jordan Berg, Jessica Berg, Jack Berg, Brock Berg, Sierra Berg, Esme Schanding-Berg, Karabel Schanding-Berg, Ashley Edgington, Greg Edelson, Daniel Edelson, Steven Edelson and Megan Schanding.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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