In memory of

Charles Wesley Berg

October 24, 1928 - September 24, 2019
From: Odebolt, IA
Charles Wesley Berg

Charles Wesley Berg

Born: October 24, 1928
Died: September 24, 2019
Age: 90
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   Charles Wesley Berg peacefully passed from this life to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Odebolt Specialty Care. 

   Known to his friends as “Wes”, he was a lifelong member of the Odebolt Community.  He was born the only child of Jennings and Myrtle Berg on October 24, 1928, in what was then the Odebolt Hospital. Wes grew up on the family farm south of town.  He soon discovered a love for raising livestock, especially hogs.  He graduated from Odebolt High School and continued working with his father on the farm.

   After serving in the United States Army in Korea, Wes returned to the family farm and on February 15, 1953, he married LaVerle “Bobbie” Asmus.  They joined Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt where he served as a Trustee.  He and Bobbie continued dairy farming and raising three children: Mike, Bill, and Debbie.  He loved working with his hands and loved the challenge of building, rebuilding or repairing anything especially if it involved welding.

   In the early 70’s, Wes stopped milking cows and began working for a neighbor, Russ Wilken.  Wesley’s energies were once again directed to raising hogs this time for Mr. Wilken.  Within a couple years Wes started a new career as a custodian at the Odebolt-Arthur School.  He and Bobbie moved to town two blocks from the school.  He loved working at the school and being around all the students.  He even drove the team bus to away football games and basketball games.

   After retiring in the early 90’s he continued many hobbies including gardening and enjoying his grandchildren as much as possible.  He moved to Odebolt Specialty Care on the south edge of town in 2007, where he lived the rest of his life.

   Wes was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bobbie, and son Mike.

   He is survived by his son, William (Beverly) Berg of Ames and daughter, Debbie Berg of Atlantic; seven grandchildren: Micah (Julie) Berg, Nathaniel (Andrea) Jones, Kyle (Michelle) Berg, Brandon (Allison) Berg, Kevin (Bridget) Berg, Ryan (LeeAnn) Berg, and Jenna Berg; and nine great-grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

3:00 p.m., Saturday
September 28, 2019
Trinity Lutheran Church
Odebolt, Iowa
Reverend David Viggers
Prior to the service
1:00-3:00 p.m.
at the church.


Monday, September 30, 2019 at 4:11 PM
“I am so saddened t learn of Wes's passing. He was a wonderful friend and coworker when he would pop into my classroom with his daily smile and willingness to do whatever was asked of him. His work ethic matched his sense of duty and honor. The world was a better place because of the example Wes set for others...young and follow. I pray that he left this world knowing he made a positive difference. ”
- Marilyn Buehler
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