Roger Ervin Berg, 83, of St. Charles, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles. Roger was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Zumbrota to Carl and Esther "Gravelle" Berg. Roger and Sharon Dopita were married on July 7, 1962, in Austin.
Roger served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957, serving over seas for one year during the Korean War. He received his GED and went on to graduate from the Military Police Reserves, Army Wheel Mechanic, and Motor Transportation Operator school. Roger and Sharon moved to Wabasha in 1961, where he worked as a police officer until 1966, when they moved to St. Charles, where he worked for the St. Charles Police Department. In 1980, Roger joined the United States Army Reserves, Rochester M.P. Company before transferring to Fort Snelling and later to Mason City, IA 1133rd Transport Co. before retiring. Roger worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years in Austin and Winona, retiring in 1997.
Roger was a member of the Rochester and St. Charles Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts.
Survivors include a son, Michael (Pam) Berg of St. Charles; a daughter, Susan (Jon) Hoefs of Isanti; two granddaughters, Gabby and Chloe Hoefs; a brother, Kenneth (Irene) Berg of Mazeppa; and two sisters, Dorothy Berg of Rochester and Karen Garness of Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in 2016 and a brother, Earl Berg.
Services to remember Roger will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles, led by funeral celebrant Jodi Heim. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Preston. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday. Please share a memory of Roger at his online guestbook and view his video tribute at www.hofffuneral.com when it becomes available.
Memorials are preferred to the St. Charles Veterans' Memorial Fund or the Southeast Minnesota Resource Center in St. Charles.