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Darrell Ivan von Berg

1931 - 2019
von Berg, Darrell Ivan Darrell Ivan von Berg, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of his daughters at home and awoke in the arms of the Lord, August 1, 2019. Loving husband of the late Marlene (Kietzmann) von Berg and forever cherished father of Tammy (Dann) O'Connell of Muskego and Jane Kohl of Pewaukee. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Beverly and (George) Kehlenbrink and brother Daniel Von Berg. He will be remembered by special friend Virgil Doell; sister-in-law Carola Von Berg and other relatives and friends. He was born June 4, 1931 in Milwaukee, to Ivan Benjamin von Berg and Rosabel Marie (Forster) von Berg. He graduated from West Allis Central High School in 1949 and achieved a BS in Geography from UW-Milwaukee. He joined the Air Force during the Korean War. Darrell married the love of his life Marlene Ann Kietzmann on March 2, 1953 at Holy Ghost Church in Milwaukee. Darrell worked for Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee for 27 years. He formerly lived in New Berlin and later in life they built a log home on Glidden Drive in Door County. His beloved Marlene passed away June 7, 2001 after 48 years of marriage. Darrell shared wonderful moments with special friend, Virgil Doell. While in Door County, Darrell was a member of Corpus Christi, was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, volunteered at the local Historical Society, Maritime Museum and Humane Society. Both he and Marlene were members of the Civil Air Patrol. Darrell loved flying and became a glider pilot. He also designed and built their 3 homes. He was a lifelong learner and man of many talents and especially enjoyed; woodworking, traveling, inventing and bowling. Darrell will be honored with a Mass at 3:00 p.m . on August 8, 2019 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 811 W. Juniper St., Sturgeon Bay. Visitation-Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Services will also be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 9, 2019 at the Prairie Home Cemetery Chapel, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. Visitation-9:30-10:45 a.m. Committal with military honors will follow. Memorials may be given in Darrell's name to the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) - Annie's Fund or the Wisconsin Humane Society - Door County. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Darrell may be shared with his family through his tribute page at
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2019
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