Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:50 AM
Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95, of Stewartville, died Saturday, Nov. 17,
2012, at the Stewartville Care Center where he has resided since February
Harvey Benjamin Berge 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. He also
worked at the Lanesboro Creamery and as a custodian for the public schools
and U.S. Post Office. Verna was a waitress at the Root Beer Stand and the
White Front Cafe.
He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and.... Harvey 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; 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 sister.
The funeral service was held 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 assisted the family with