Raymond Paul Berg, 92 Years Old of Altamont, Illinois died Tuesday Morning August 8, 2017 at 10:00 am in the St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois
Visitation will be held after 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday August 11, 2017 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois
Funeral Services will be held Saturday Morning August 12, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright Officiating.
Christian Burial Rites will be held at Union Cemetery, Altamont, immediately following the funeral services. Arrangements by The Kull Funeral Chapel Altamont, Illinois
Raymond was born into the Christian family one of five siblings of August and Alma Mercier-Berg. He began his long life on September 25, 1924 at the family farm Mound Township, in the Bethlehem Community, Effingham County near Altamont, Illinois, where he was raised and educated in the values of the Church. Raymond married Marian Florence Kirchoff on June 6, 1948 in the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Altamont by the Rev. Karl Weinrich. Marian preceded Raymond in death on Sunday December 23, 2012.
Raymond spend his life in the local community beginning in St. Elmo, Illinois as a mechanic, then moving with his family to Altamont in 1958. However, in 1957 is when Raymond and Marian opened the Berg Service Station, which continued until 1990. This family owned and operated business provided an income as well as an education for the entire family, where Raymond and Marian passed their knowledge to their children and grandchildren. Raymond continued to maintain the family farm, which became a centennial farm, until his death.
Memorials may be directed to the Altamont Lutheran Interparish School, 203 East Division Street, Altamont, Illinois 62411 and or the Donor’s Choice.
Raymond is survived by his 2-Sons Roger (Claudia) Berg of Altamont, Illinois, Grandson Randall (Jenee) Berg, Great Grandsons Riley and Lucas Berg, Granddaughter Catherine (Eric) Dothager, Great Granddaughters Makenna and Aubrey Dothager, Grandson Mark (Jennifer) Berg, Great Granddaughters Clair and Kaley Berg, Jerry (Margaret) Berg of Hindsdale, Illinois, Grandson Austin Berg, Granddaughter Grace Berg, Grandson Martin Berg, Larry (Coezette) Berg of Azle, Texas, Miss Brenda Berg of Carbondale, Illinois, Grandson Clark (Elizabeth) Asher of St. Louis, Missouri, Granddaughter Erica Asher of St. Louis, Missouri and 2-Sisters Miss Lorna Berg and Miss Hilma Berg of St. Elmo, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his Wife Marian Florence Kirchoff-Berg, Daughter Shirley Asher, Son-in-law Hans Asher, Parents August Ferdinand Berg and Alma Louise Mercier-Berg