Loretta “Lorie” Berg, 82, of Cedar Park, Texas, died Sept. 16. She was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Lauderdale, to parents Henry and Bertha (Schussler) Stettner. She grew up in Lauderdale and attended Lauderdale School for her elementary years. She was in the first graduating class of Alexander Ramsey High School (now Roseville High School) in 1955. Lorie graduated cum laude from Concordia College in St. Paul in 1957.

Lorie was married Aug. 8, 1959, to Alfred “Al” Berg of Menominee, Mich., who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1996. She went on to enjoy a career in teaching as well as a library aide in Menominee, Mich.

She was also an avid gardener, like her father, and loved her annual treks to garden centers. She enjoyed her retirement years with her hands in the dirt and a smile on her face. Winters, up north, were spent with a good book, crafting or visiting her sons in warmer climates.

Lorie is survived by her sons Jonathan Berg of Cedar Park, Texas, and David (Nancy) Berg of Valrico, Fla. Other survivors her sisters Rosella “Rosie” (Ray) Rahn of Rosemount, Minn.; Coreen (Don) Blau of Maple Grove, Minn.; and her sister-in-law Muriel (Loren) Dausey of Menominee. One grandson and three granddaughters also survive.

Lorie was a long-time member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Menominee, Mich., where her memorial service was held Nov. 9. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Alzheimer’s Research Association.

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