Vernon W. "Butch" Berg, Jr., age 71, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Gilmanton, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, Chippewa Falls. He was born on June 11, 1947, the son of Vernon and Emerald (Nelson) Berg.
Butch was a proud Marine Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Prior to enlisting in the military, Butch lived and worked on the family farm. In Butch's earlier years, he liked hunting, fishing and woodworking. Butch spent his summers enjoying time with his grandkids.
Butch came back from the Vietnam War wounded. He was told he wouldn't be able to walk or gain the use of his left arm. But in the end, Butch prevailed. Through hard work and dedication, Butch was able to walk again, with only the assistance of a cane. He went on to live a full life that included raising a family, knowing the joy of having grandchildren and living a life he never thought he would have been able to live. Butch never took his second chance at life for granted. He was grateful to help others when he could and never complained about what he was missing out on because of his injuries.
Butch will be sadly missed by his children, Hope Krista of Eau Claire, Annette Miland (significant other, Mike Olson) of Chippewa Falls, Bobbie Sue Berg of Eau Claire and Lance (Cassie) Berg of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Alexis and Caleb Berg, Kentlynn, Cooper and Victor Krista, Karli (Chris) Biggart, Dusty (Blaine) Bolgrin and Rory and Leo Berg; great-grandchildren, Linkin Bolgrin and Harper Biggart; siblings, Lowell (Gloria) Berg, Wayne Berg, Peggy (Alan) Mahnken and Stuart (Betty) Berg; former son-in-law, Mike Krista; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ronald and Mark Berg.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Mondovi Chapel at 11:00 am. Burial to immediately follow at Gilmanton Cemetery, Gilmanton. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 pm and then again one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Veteran's Home for their kind, loving care and concern.