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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • OBIT: Lawrence V. “Buddy” Berg

  • Lawrence V. “Buddy” Berg, 93, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Warwick, ND, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake, where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years.


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  • Lawrence V. “Buddy” Berg, 93, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Warwick, ND, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake, where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years.
    Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence will be on Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, rural Crary, ND. Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a Rosary and scripture service at 5 p.m. with the Rosary led by Alphonsus Wagner. Visitation on Monday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.
    Serving as casket bearers for Buddy will be Bradley Beckstrand, Edwin Hartle, Louis Hartle, Travis Anderson, Joe Kraft, Darrel Carlson and Robert Jacobson. Gift Bearers will be Barbara, Ann, Mary and Ruth Wagner.
    Lawrence was born on July 18, 1918 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, the son of Albert G. and Veronica (Murphy) Berg. He was reared on the farm his parents’ homesteaded in 1905. He attended Free Peoples School #2, rural Warwick and graduated from the Benson County Agricultural School at Maddock, ND with the class of 1937.
    After graduating, Lawrence worked with his parents and later farmed and raised sheep and cattle in Warwick Township of Benson County. He served as the Warwick Township Assessor for over 40 years.
    Lawrence was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for over 35 years.
    As a young fellow, Buddy enjoyed going to the movies and roller skating with his friends. He always enjoyed telling a story and sharing a good joke with anyone. After moving to Devils Lake in 1999, Buddy would frequently drive to the Warwick area to visit friends and to check on the farm and the happenings of the Warwick community.
    Buddy is survived by his beloved sister, Rita and her husband Alphonsus Wagner of Devils Lake; his dear nieces, Barbara Wagner and Ann Wagner of Grand Forks, ND, Mary Wagner of Fargo, ND and Ruth Wagner of Devils Lake; and great nephew, Shawn.
    Buddy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leo Berg; sisters, Sarah Berg at three months, Marie Berg and Eileen Evanson; and his niece, Margaret Wagner.
    Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Buddy at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com.
    Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.
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