Curtis Berg

Curtis A. Berg

February 21st, 1940 - July 12th, 2019
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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.
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    Wednesday July 17th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday July 17th, 2019 10:30am
    Fr. Paul Rutten


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Carol Schneider

Posted at 09:46pm
Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Henrichs

Posted at 08:09pm
I remember growing up in Kampeska when Curt & Mary lived there. My parents & they were friends. He always seemed like such a large presence, but was always kind. My prayers to u all. Wanda Gabert Henrichs.


Posted at 02:23pm
Dear Curt,
I only got to spend time with you for such a short time at Jenkins..You have touched so many lives in your short life!
I Thank God for putting me on your PATH even though it was for such a small period of time!

Laurie Koehn

Posted at 06:31pm
Mary Lou, Nancy, & Berg family,
My sympathy & prayers are with your family. Curt will be deeply missed, he was a big-hearted man, down to earth with a great sense of humor, great smile, & good stories. I remember in my ag-business days he was the rep for Powder River Livestock Equip, gates, & fencing, & we bought product from him, he was very knowledgeable & served his dealers & farmers & ranchers well. He'd stop in to Jack's Farm Supply, have coffee, visit with ranchers, work with us on cattle chute demos, & the like. I also remember in sheriff capacity, after the dances in Kranzburg, he kind of 'rode herd' on the crowd, & made sure if people were partying a bit much, that they weren't driving, & had responsible rides home. He was well liked & a friend to many, he dearly loved his family. May he rest in eternal peace & joy in God's heaven! Laurie Koehn

Jan Bienn Larson

Posted at 02:02pm
Mary Lou, so sorry for you loss, thinking of you and your family at this time.

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