Helen Elinor Berg, age 98, of Wausau died Sunday April 17, 2011 at Hospice House after a brief illness.
Helen was born May 18, 1912 in Mott, "Mott the spot that God Forgot", ND to Frank and Florence Kern. The family moved to Wausau in 1927 and she attended school in Wausau, graduating from Wausau High School in 1931. IN June 1935 she married Walter (Bing) Hawley. He preceded her in death in 1957. She married Ben Berg in September 1962 and he preceded her in death in 1981.
During her life Helen worked for many organizations and businesses as secretary. After marrying Ben and moving to Wausau, Helen became well known for her artistic talent and planning elaborate parties and made every holiday a wonderful memory. She traveled the world with Ben, was past president of the Sons of Norway, enjoyed making lefse, and was a member of a coffee group that was in existence for 50 years.
Survivors include daughter Shirlee M. Shaw, Grace D. Berg (daughter-in-law), grandchildren Deb (Jeff) Hearn, Doreen (Tom) Harding, Steven Shaw, Ann (Steve) Tellers, Mary (Dennis) Dahlen; great grandchildren Tiffanee Stephens, Brittanee (Dylan) Schindler, Nikki Lynn Stephens, Mikel and Derik Harding, Nicole Dahlen, Sara (Mason) Rector, Emma Dahlen, Andrew and Mitchell Tellers; and great great grandchildren Dominic Dransfield, Makiya Smith, Austin Schindler, and Rylie Venable. She is also survived by a very special niece Linda (Per) Schildmann from Norway who will be attending the service.
Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 630 Adams St, Wausau. The Rev. Sean Motley will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Helen's name may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kevin O'Connell, the nursing staff in the Pallative Care Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and the caring staff at Hospice House.
Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com