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David Fredric Berg
May 1, 1947 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
76, of Plymouth, MN passed away with his family at his side on December 23rd, 2023. Preceded in death by parents Dorothy and Joseph Berg, sister CarolLynn Stenzel and brother-in-law Ryan Stenzel. Dave was a humble man of high character and integrity, who put his love of family above all else. Heaven has gained one of the most positive, optimistic souls the world has known.
Born in Minneapolis in 1947, Dave spent his youth on the lakes in Alexandria, and graduated from Robbinsdale high school in 1965 before attending the University of Minnesota. He married Suzanne Burglund in 1968 and together they had 3 children. He was a devoted, loving father, extremely involved in his children’s lives in every aspect possible. He coached many of their sports teams, and never missed a game or competition.
Dave was seemingly good at everything. He was a talented guitarist and banjo player. Along with his brother Jeff, brother-in-law Ryan and a family friend, the “St. Philip Four” played in church services and other events. He was also a proficient wood worker, building tables, shelves, and anything else his family requested. He was probably most proud of the handmade Yahtzee boxes and shakers he made for various family members. Dave was an excellent cook, and even created his own stir fry recipes affectionately known as “Wok to Dave’s.”
Dave had a successful career in the banking industry where he was bank President at both The Bank Group, Inc. in Crystal, and Center National Bank in Plymouth. He also enjoyed 14 years as CFO at the Foursome Clothing Store.
Dave married Karin Thaemert in 1998, and they had 25 wonderful years together. In 2006 they bought a house on Lake Carlos, in the Alexandria area where the Berg family had owned a resort in the 1950’s. Dave and Karin spent many weekends completely renovating their new house, and eventually moved there full-time in 2019 when he retired. They loved lake life and enjoyed many beautiful sunsets on their deck with a gin and tonic or glass of red wine in hand. Dad was an avid golfer and loved being part of the Alexandria Golf Club community.
Above all else, Dave loved time with family and friends. He cherished gatherings…including holidays and the annual week at Viking Trail Resort…with his children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family, time on the golf course with his sons and brothers, pull-tab winners over a meal with his daughter, Monday night poker with the guys, and his life with Karin and their beloved dog Gracie.
He is survived by wife Karin, children Christopher (Beth) Berg, Jodie (Chad) Moeller, Jeremy (Janna) Berg, grandchildren Emily Berg, Kate Berg, Jack Moeller, Alex Moeller, Oliver Berg, Addison Berg, stepsons Christopher Thaemert and Andrew (Jessica) Thaemert, brothers Loren (Delores) Berg and Jeffrey (Nancy) Berg, and sister Cynthia (Kevin) Ryan.
Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024 at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, Minnesota. Visitation beginning at church at 9:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow the service. Memorials may be directed to The American Cancer Society or Theatre L'Homme Dieu.