Harvey Berge
Harvey Berge

Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95, of Stewartville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Stewartville Care Center, where he has resided since February 2011.

He was born July 2, 1917, in Lanesboro, to Henry O. and Betsy O. (Ramsey) Berge. He attended school in Lanesboro.

On June 27, 1942, he married Verna Hildestad in Peterson. He was a farmer, but also worked at the Lanesboro Creamery and as a custodian for the public schools and U.S. Post Office. Mrs. Berge was a waitress at the Root Beer Stand and the White Front Cafe.

He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He loved to work, play cards and dice.

He is survived by his wife, Verna of Stewartville; one son, Larry (Barbara) of Chatfield; two daughters, Vernelle (Robert) Schaub of Rochester and Bonnie (Victor) Ramsey of Rochester; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis (Arlene) of Shakopee; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Berge of Lanesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

The funeral service was held last Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.