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Hazel Berg

January 8, 1921 — April 4, 2024

Walhalla

Hazel Evelyn Berg, 103, of Walhalla, North Dakota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla. 

Hazel was born on January 8, 1921, to Bert and Mabel Sandberg in Plummer Township, Divide County, North Dakota. She graduated from Crosby High School in 1938. She attended Minot State Teachers College receiving her Standard Teaching degree in 1940. She went on to teach at Max Country School in North Dakota. This is where she met the love of her life, Gilbert J. Berg, and they were married on January 17, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. They lived in Max, Seattle, Glasgo, Cavalier and then settled in Walhalla in 1955. In 1966 she assisted many in the area to receive their GEDs in an Adult Education Program and in 1968, she went to work at Walhalla Public School as a teacher’s aide. In 1976 she graduated from UND completing her bachelor’s degree in education. She taught for 20 years at St. Boniface and Walhalla Public School, retiring in 1985.

Hazel enjoyed embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and sewing but her favorite hobby was reading. If she didn’t have a novel to read, she would read the encyclopedias.

She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hazel is survived by her children: Carol Zimbro Berg (Ed) of Towner, ND, Carol Groff (Charlie) of Phoenix, AZ, Marilyn (Bernie) Lipp of West Fargo, ND, Steven (Jody) Berg of East Grand Forks, MN, Kevin (Pauline) Berg of Fargo, ND and Jean (Scott) Hornung of Walhalla; Grandchildren: Kris Boone, Jason Berg, Krista Nightway, John Zimbro, Garin Groff, Michael Groff, Christopher Lipp, Heather Oakland, Holly Hedlund, Carmen Bergom, Carrie Berg-Reuter, Jon Berg, Christina Graalum, Hunter Berg and Amanda Gross; Great-Grandchildren: Charleigh and Sam Nightway, Ephrem, Gus, Monty and Vera Lipp, Breya, Isabel and Tess Bergom, Hayden and Halle Graalum, Maddyn and Asher Gross, Reid and Isla Oakland, and Annabelle and Ivy Hedlund. 

Preceding her in death: her parents; husband, Gilbert in 1974; daughter-in-law, Cheryl in 1975; son, Roger in 1984; daughter, Diane in 2024 and her sisters Mae Sponenberg and Bernice Herberg. 


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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 19, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St Boniface Catholic Church (Walhalla, ND)

801 Central Ave, Walhalla, ND 58282

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