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Daniel Berg

March 20, 1957-July 8, 2014

July 11, 2014
Minot Daily News

Daniel "Danny, Dan" Robert Berg, the third child and second son of Lawrence and Phillis (Cruden) Berg, was born March 20, 1957, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby. He died, with his family by his side, at the age of 57 years on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Minot from a massive brain hemorrhage.

Daniel moved with his family in November 1959 to Modesto, Calif., where he attended nursery school. In April 1961 the family moved back to the family farm at Barton and he attended special education classes in Rugby. In January 1980, Danny moved to Fargo where he worked at the Developmental Work Activity Center (DWAC) for 26 years. He lived in a group home there from 1980 to 1989, then lived independently in Fargo until 2005, then moved back to a group home in Fargo. He moved to Minot in December 2007 to live in the group home at 1005-11th Ave. SE and worked at the Minot Vocational Adjustment Workshop (MVAW, now Kalix) until recent years when his health began to fail.

Danny took great pride in his work and he had a love for taking and being in pictures, collecting aluminum cans for recycling, family activities, especially birthdays and holidays, gift giving and receiving, and talking on the phone to his mom (whom he adored) most every night. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling and taking part in the Special Olympics, earning many awards from these. He even had the opportunity to take part in the 1987 International Special Olympics in South Bend, Ind. He will be remembered for his extra special concern for others and his bubbly laughter.

Danny is survived by: his mother, Phillis, of Rugby; two sisters, Pamela (Dave) Anderson, of Rugby, and Penny King (Jim Pollman) of Barton; five nieces and nephews, Travis (Lisa) Anderson, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Joshua Anderson, of Grand Forks, Kirsten (Dan) Lee, of Farmington, Minn., Heather (Blake) Schaan, of Harvey, and Cody King, of Devils Lake; six great-nieces and nephews; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by: his father Lawrence (2008); a brother, David (2004); and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held: Saturday, July 12, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby with burial in Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Pastor Dana Holter officiating.

Visitation will be: today, Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. Reviewal will be held for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Saturday.

Arrangements with Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: (



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