Anita Berg

Berg, Anita A.

Anita Berg, 85, Appleton, passed away on March 8, 2014 as gently and peacefully as she lived. She was born July 1, 1928, to the late Herman and Hulda (Plamann) Woldt. On August 19, 1950 she married Peter L. Berg at St.

Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. They celebrated 42 wonderful years of marriage until his death in September of 1992. Anita and Peter were charter members of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Appleton.

Anita was a sweet, gentle, kind and caring woman. She was a beautiful woman who took great care in tending all the gifts God had given her; her husband, her children and grandchildren, her home, her yard, her flowers. She loved her family with her whole heart and soul. She had a servant spirit and always wanted the best for everyone else; even at the end of her life. She especially loved to cook and bake. She was an awesome cook and was always prepared to feed an army. She could pull a several course meal together in the blink of an eye. She so enjoyed waiting on us as we took pleasure in her delicious meals, all the while encouraging us to eat more. At age 82 she could still be seen mowing her yard on the John Deere tractor wearing her little John Deere cap. Her yard and her home were always pristine. She took pride in mowing and trimming and raking until not a blade of grass was out of place. She and Pete enjoyed travelling after their retirement. She continued her travels for years after Pete's death with her sister-in-law Theresa, her favorite travelling companion. Anita spent years as a league bowler. Her name and her high scores were quite often published in the newspaper. She could throw a curve ball that would ever so gently knock the pins down as she leaned to the left as if to steer her ball to hit just the right spot. She spent time as a volunteer at St. Thomas More parish and enjoyed her visits with the other volunteers there.

Anita is survived by her son, Dan (Amy) and her daughter, Tina Hanson (Dave Caulk), her grandchildren; Becky (Greg) Hulett, Erin (Justin) Kahl, Peter Berg, Adam (Heather) Hanson, David (Tina Falk) Hanson and six great grandchildren; Jerry, Avery, Judy, Eli, Owen and Evan and two great grandbabies on the way. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Herman (Imelda) Woldt, sister-in-law, Martha Woldt, brother-in-law, Ray Wittlin and many nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her husband's family Joan Janz, Loretta (Gerald) Schultz, Victor Berg, Vincent (Ione) Berg, Adam (Charlotte) Berg, Florence Walker, and Anna (Richard) Hayes; sisters-in-law: Verona, Dolores, Mildred, Leone and Theresa Berg; and brother-in-law, Richard DeBroux.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband Peter Berg, her brothers Oscar (Bertha) Woldt, Raymond Woldt, Melvin Woldt, Gordon (Marge) Woldt, Leslie (Lois) Woldt and Kenneth Woldt and her sisters Bernice (Henry) Stein and Lila Wittlin. She was further preceded in death by Peter's family; brothers-in-law: Francis (Lavern) Berg, John Berg, Hubert Berg, Gerald Berg, Jerome Berg, Leo Berg, Carlton (Geri) Berg and George (Judy) Berg; sisters-in-law; Margaret Maxfield and Evelyn DeBroux.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at St Thomas More Catholic Church 1810 N. McDonald Street, Appleton, with the Rev. Gerald Falk officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. Anita's family will receive friends and relatives at Valley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7PM with a prayer vigil at 6:30PM. The visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 until 10:45AM. A memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heartwood Homes who have taken such compassionate care of our mom these past several months. Thank you to the staff and nurses of Asera Care Hospice who have cared for her and loved her as family. Kayla, Tammy, Kim, Emily, Rose and Emily you are angels, and we were so blessed to have you caring for our mother. We'd like to extend a special thank you to mom's hairdresser Karen Nelson. Thank you for being a friend to mom for almost 40 years. You treated her with so much dignity and respect so faithfully until the end and loved her and treated her as you would your own mom. You will never know the difference you made in her life and ours. Thanks also to the staff at Renaissance Senior Living. Mom's experience at your facility was uplifting.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 10, 2014