Obituary for Mr. Russell J. "Russ" Berg

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Mr. Russell J. "Russ" Berg

August 14, 1944 - April 5, 2019

Russell J. ‘Russ’ Berg, age 74, passed away Friday morning, April 5, 2019 at his home in Bargersville.

He was born August 14, 1944, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to his parents, the late Orville and Hazel (Bye) Berg. Russ was a 1962 graduate of Belmont High School in Richfield, Minnesota. He was a Master Baker who spent most of his professional career as a Regional Bakery Sales Manager and Representative for over 40 years.

Russ enjoyed nature, spending time with his family and caring for his dogs. He was a fan of horse racing and enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting.

Russ is survived by his wife, Vicki L. (Limp) Porter of Bargersville; sons, Rusty Berg of Minneapolis and Mark (Gergana) Erickson of Japan; step children, Keith Frazier of Indianapolis and Angie (Ryan) Burnside of Franklin; grandchildren, Nia, Sophia and Ellie Erickson all of Japan; step grandchildren, Austin (Katlin Stakelbeck) Burnside of Nineveh and Kylee Burnside of Franklin; father in law, Jerry Limp of Franklin; siblings, Joe (Bonnie) Berg, Daryl (Laura) Berg and Patty Simmons all of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Debbie (Terry) Hamill of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjane Bakke and Marilyn Berg.

In keeping with Russ’s wishes, he will be cremated with a Celebration of Life Service at a future date. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Russ to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Berg family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: August 14, 1944
Died: April 5, 2019

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Rick Berg posted on 4/17/19

Vicki, I am so glad for Russ that he had you to be with him. He was a very special person and to have been able for me and Donna to stay with you guys and spend time with you meant a lot to both of us. Also it was a great visit with my folks and all of us, I know that Russ was a proud man and he was uncomfortable with people being around because he told me so,he didnt want us to see him like that. I told him I love you Russ and he said I love you too bud. God bless you Vicki.


John M Schaefer posted on 4/11/19

Vicki so sorry to see of Russ's passing. He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.


Gloria Lambe posted on 4/9/19

Dear Sweet Angie: so sorry to hear of your loss- you and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can be of any help just call on me.❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏