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Florence L. Berg

Florence L. Berg, age 95 of Buffalo, and formerly of Howard Lake, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at the Buffalo Hospital.

Florence was born in Howard Lake Oct. 11, 1905, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Birkholz) Luhman.

She was baptized Nov. 19, 1905, by the Rev. F. H. Kolbe at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at the same church June 30, 1920, by the Rev. A. L. Oetjen.

In 1924, Florence graduated from Howard Lake High School.

She was married to Henry W. Berg on Sept. 21, 1936, at her parent's home in Howard Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Henry preceded his wife in death on July 28, 1993.

Florence worked at Boyd's Department Store, Buffalo, for 19 years. She was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Buffalo.

Survivors include her children: John H. (Carol) Berg of Buffalo, James A. Berg of St. Louis Park, and Karen L. (Tom) Bensen of Park Rapids; grandchildren: Dan Berg, Marna Kumpala, John L. Berg, Alan Berg, David Berg, Cari Asselin, and Tim Bensen; and great-grandchildren: Nicole Berg, Isaac Kumpula, Johanna Kumpula, Stephanie Berg, Chloe Berg, Samantha Berg, Zachary Berg, Sara Asselin, and Amanda Asselin.

Florence is further survived by a sister, Henrietta Luhman of Howard Lake; a sister-in-law, Lenore Luhman of Howard Lake; a brother-in-law, Ferdie Berg of Buffalo; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Florence was preceded in death by her parents; and by three brothers: Edwin Luhman, Eldon Luhman, and Walter Luhman.

Funeral services were Friday, April 6, 11 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo, with the Rev. James Disney officiating. Deb Chapa was the organist. Interment followed at St. James Lutheran Cemetery on Dutch Lake.

Friends called at the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, Thursday, April 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Dan Berg, John L. Berg, Alan Berg, David Berg, Tim Bensen, and Mike Asselin served as casket bearers.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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