Memorial designations may be made to Prairie Lakes Hospice, Attn: Hospice Dept., 909 3rd St. NW, Watertown, SD 57201 or The American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Curtis Berg, 79, of Watertown, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 in Watertown.
A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Paul Rutten as the celebrant. Music will be provided by the Immaculate Conception Funeral Choir accompanied by Helen Gollnick. "The Last Radio Call" will be conducted by the Watertown Police Department Honor Guard.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watertown.
The Honorary Group will be the Watertown High School Class of 1958.
Urn Bearers will be his grandchildren: Ben Wiese, Danielle Allen, Matthew Aas and Michael Aas.
Curtis Allen Berg was born February 21, 1940 to Chris and Frances (Larson) Berg at Volga, South Dakota where he lived his first three years. His family moved to Watertown where Curtis grew up and attended school and graduated from Watertown High School in 1958.
Curtis had joined the Army National Guard in 1957 when he was 17 and was honorably discharged in 1961.
He married Mary Lou Raderschadt on June 18, 1960 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Together the couple raised three children, Cheryl, Sheila and Nancy. Curtis was employed by the Watertown Police Department for nine years. He was then Sheriff of Codington County for ten years. Later he started Batteries Unlimited, retiring in 2001.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and metal detecting.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Berg; his daughters, Cheryl Wiese of Cedar Rapids, IA and Nancy (Scott) Aas of Watertown, SD; one brother, Cleland (Jean) Berg of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Ben Wiese, Danielle (Travis) Allen, Matthew (Tina) Aas and Michael (Stephanie) Aas; six great-grandchildren, Imigyn Stratton, Olivia and Emily Allen, Gabby and Taylor Mischke and Bentley Aas; his sisters-in-law, Marge Swoboda and Patty Raderschadt of Watertown; and his nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Berg; his parents, Chris and Frances; his son-in-law, Rod Wiese; a sister-in-law, Barb Coplan and her husband Kenny; brothers-in-law, Bill Swoboda and Lewis Raderschadt; and his parents-in-law, Lewis and Ella Raderschadt.