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Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN

MEREDITH WILLIAM "BUZZ" BERG VALPARAISO, IN Meredith Berg age 77, Valparaiso resident and Professor Emeritus of History at Valparaiso University, was born in Walhalla, ND, in 1937, the son of The Reverend M. G. and Luella Clauson Berg. He attended schools in North Dakota and Minnesota and earned a Bachelor's degree in history from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, where he was student body president during his senior year. He earned a M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. He began his teaching career at Valparaiso University in 1963 and taught modern European and American history there for forty-eight years, until his retirement in 2011. He traveled extensively in Europe, as well as to China, Japan, India, and Africa. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, David, who was Professor of Communications at Purdue University. He is survived by a sister, Miriam Drangeid, and brother- in-law, Paul Drangeid, of Minetonka, MN; a sister-in- law, Mona Berg, of West Lafayette, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. He had a wide circle of friends, all of whom treasured him for his generosity, sharp wit, and keen sense of humor. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials to Valparaiso University, Hilltop Neighborhood House, and the Valparaiso YMCA.

Published in The Times on June 2, 2015
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