HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                               Monday, March 4, 2002

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GEORGIA BERG 

               

  CHESTER - Georgia Thelma “Jo” Berg, 81, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at an assisted living center in Missoula. 

  It was her wish to be cremated. Her ashes will be buried with her husband in the Berg family plot at the Chester Cemetery. No services are planned. 

  Jo was born on July 10, 1920, at Harlem to George and Minnie (McGuire) Granger. She grew up at Harlem and received her formal education there. In her early teens, she met Jessel Jerome Berg and they were married in Helena on June 20, 1936. 

  They made their home in Harlem, but moved to Chester in 1949. They moved to Conrad in 1962. In both communities, Jess worked in the automobile business, specializing in Ford products. After their retirement, they moved to Great Falls, where they managed the Cottonwood Condominiums. In 1991, the Bergs moved to Lewistown to be near their youngest daughter. Jess died in 1994 and Jo remained in Lewistown until 1999, when she relocated to Missoula to be close to additional family. Her health began to fail by that time, so she moved to an assisted living facility there. 

  During their years in Chester, the Bergs were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Jo also was a member of the Eastern Star. 

  Jo enjoyed crocheting, sewing and crafts. 

  Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jess Berg; daughter, Nancy Gifford; sisters, Loretta Holicheck and Lorane Payne; brother, William Granger. 

  Survivors include her daughters, Willagene Brandt of Missoula and Jessalin Dilling of North Bend, Wash.; sons, James Bergh of Longview, Wash., and George Berg of Grosse Point Farms, Mich.; sister, Lanor Bordner of Missoula; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. 

  Arrangements by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.

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THE MISSOULIAN                                                                                                 Tuesday, March 12, 2002

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 Georgia Thelma (Granger) Berg

  MISSOULA - Georgia Thelma (Granger) Berg, 81, of Missoula, passed away of natural causes March 1, 2002, at Hunters Glen assisted-living facility. She was known by her friends and family as "Jo."

  She was born July 10, 1920, in Harlem to George and Minnie Granger. As a young girl, she grew up in Harlem and received her education there.

  On June 20, 1936, Jo married Jessel Jerome Berg. They made their home in Harlem, Chester, Conrad and Lewistown.

  During their years in Chester, the Bergs were members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Jo also belonged to Eastern Star.

  She was a homemaker and mother, and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, crafts and listening to classical and other kinds of music.

  Jo is survived by two daughters, Willagene Brandt of Missoula and Jessalin Dilling of North Bend, Wash.; two sons, James Bergh of Longview, Wash., and George Berg of Grosse Point Farms, Mich.; a sister, Lanor Bordner of Missoula; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her daughter Nancy Gifford, parents George and Minnie Granger, sisters Loretta Holecheck and Lorraine Payne, and brother William "Bill" Granger.

  Cremation has taken place with burial and a memorial service held at Missoula City Cemetery. There also was a memorial service at Hunters Glen with family, friends and staff, all of whom she loved very much.

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