Wilma J. Berg


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. Charles H. Berg, who died in 2015

Date of death: Jan. 22, 2023 at age 96

Arrangements: A celebration of life will be held April 22 at 3 p.m. at Community UMC (950 Gould Ave. NE, Columbia Heights). A visitation will take place an hour before the service.

Appointment information: Rev. Berg was ordained as a deacon in 1956 and as an elder in 1958. He served Minnesota churches in International Falls, Nett Lake, Burnsville (Grace UMC), St. Paul (Grace UMC), Prior Lake, Duluth (Hillside and Norton Park UMCs), Tracy, Amiret, Maplewood (Christ UMC), and Minneapolis (Trinity UMC). He retired in 1984.

Mrs. Berg was preceded in death by her parents, John I. White and Mollie Sheila White; brother, Robert White; and two husbands, Mermond R. Olsen and Rev. Charles H. Berg. She is survived by her children, Bruce (Cherie) Olsen, Dennis (BJ) Olsen, and Cheryl (Neil) Larsen; stepsons George and Andrew Berg; seven granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. 

Messages of condolence can be sent to Cheryl Larsen, 4332 Marigold Ave., Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Orchestra or the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

An obituary will be published Feb. 12 in the Star Tribune and in the coming days on the Cremation Society of Minnesota website.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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