Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95, of Stewartville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Stewartville Care Center where he has resided since February 2011.
Harvey 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. Harvey was a farmer. He also worked at the Lanesboro Creamery and as a custodian for the public schools and US 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 will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is is charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310. www.rileyfuneralhomes.com