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Milton Berg, 82 - July 22, 2009


Milton “Milky” S. Berg, 82, of North Platte died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home at Callaway.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel at North Platte. Inurnment will take place at the Arnold Cemetery.
Memorial book signing will be available Wednesday (today) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the memorial chapel.
Berg was born April 21, 1927, to Oscar and Clara (Olson) Berg at Grand Forks, ND.
He was a World War II veteran, enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in November of 1944. He served as a radar operator until his honorable discharge in June of 1946.
Following his enlistment, he moved to Nebraska where he met and married Florence Hickenbottom on June 25, 1951, at the Arnold Baptist Church. The couple moved to Stapleton and farmed until they sold the place in March of 1988.
Berg worked as an electrician for the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement. He also was a avid ham radio operator (WAOIXF) for many years and enjoyed helping others with radio equipment as well as talking and meeting fellow operators at get-togethers in various locations, according to family members.
He was united in marriage to Armeta Singer on Nov. 7, 1992, at Apache Junction, AZ. The couple enjoyed traveling and camping at different campgrounds around the United States, said family members.
?Berg was preceded in death by: his parents, Oscar and Clara; a brother, Orville.
?Survivors include: his wife, Armeta of North Platte; daughters—Barbara (Wes) Allen of North Platte, and Betty (Randy) Pease of Arnold; a son, Bruce (Pam) Berg of Florence, MO; sister, Lois Prohaska of Bossier City, LA; grandson, Kristopher (Katie) Allen of North Platte; granddaughter, Tracy Allen of North Platte; great-granddaughter, Emilee Allen of North Platte; step-daughter, Bonnie Kovac of Phoenix, AZ; step-son, Michael Singer of Whitesboro, NY; three step-grandchildren—Patrick, Angel and Katrina; numerous nieces and cousins.
Memorials are suggested to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home at Callaway or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.carpentermemorial.com.