Alice Berg

Alice Mae Berg, 92, Minot, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in a Minot hospital.

Alice was born on May 13, 1920, in Gorham, near Grassy Butte, to Martin and Mary (Gudnick) Babnick. At the age of 4, she and her family moved to rural Wilton, and she attended rural schools in that area.

Alice married Samuel “Harry” Berg on Sept. 16, 1941, in Junction City, Kan., where Harry was stationed with the Army. Following World War II they made their home in Bismarck for a short time prior to moving to Minot. She was a full- time wife, mother and homemaker until beginning employment in the lunchroom at Ramstad Junior High School in 1966. She was known as the “Peanut Butter Lady” there. She retired in 1984. Harry died on Aug. 20, 2005. Most recently, she had resided at Brentmoor in Minot.

Alice was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Minot, and the North Dakota Retired Teachers Association. She especially enjoyed collecting recipes, growing and caring for her geraniums, visiting by telephone with her friends and writing cards and letters. She enjoyed writing poetry and had her work published in several books.

Alice’s loving family includes: her children, Larrel (Carol) Berg, Minot, Marty Berg, Grand Forks, and Mark (Sunny) Berg, Bismarck; grandchildren, Jackie (David) Flikkema, Steven Berg and Morgan Berg; great-grandchildren, Carter and Kelby Berg and Dylon and Harley Flikkema; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Ann (Dan) Gill, Pearl (John) Gill, Josephine (Walter) Aune, Rose (Steve) Larson and Ada (Emanuel) Tjenstrom; and brother, Paul (Phyllis) Babnick.

Celebration of the Life of Alice Berg: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot, located at 1415-17th Ave. SW due to the flood damage at Augustana Lutheran Church.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to Augustana Lutheran Church, Minot.

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