In Memory of

Alan C. Berg

December 3, 1939 - July 1, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Alan C. Berg 80, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Private Family Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July, 6, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Kelley Pedersen and Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Rosehill Cemetery.  A Public Visitation will be 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with the family present from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Alan is survived by his wife Shirley of 59 years; daughter Jaci (Matt) Carlson of Lake City; sons, Brad (Tina) Berg of West Des Moines, Bart (Christen) Berg of Norwalk, and Bryce (Beth) Berg of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Michaela (Dalten) Davis, Mason Berg, Colin Carlson, Kelsi Carlson, Brett Berg, and Brock Berg; step-granddaughters, Ellie, Leah, and Brianna; step-great-grandchildren, Beau and Becky; sister, Alice “Billie” (Tony) Hardyk of Sioux City; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Richard and Hulda (Johnson) Berg; sisters, Mildred Schoepke, Irene Johnson, Laura Sidmore, Gladys O’Tool, Evelyn Larson, and Pauline Martin; and brothers, Carl Berg, Elmer Berg, Mervin Berg, and Richard Berg Jr.

     Alan Clarence Berg was born December 3, 1939 at Rockwell City to Richard and Hulda (Johnson) Berg, and he was the youngest of 12 children. Alan graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1957.  He attended Buena Vista University and worked part time for Whitver & Lane Clothing in Rockwell City.  On June 4, 1961 he was united in marriage to Shirley Peterson.  Alan was employed for the National Bank of Rockwell City and was in banking for 31 years in Rockwell City and 10 and a half years in Lake City until his retirement.  Alan and Shirley also owned and operated Berg Clerking Service for auctions for many years.  Alan had served on the Stewart Memorial Hospital Board, Twin Lakes Golf Board, Rockwell City Council, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Council.  He also was an active member of the Rockwell City Chamber, Rotary Club, Calhoun Co. Bankers Association, and the Calhoun Co. March of Dimes.  Alan coached Little League softball and baseball and loved watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.  He was an avid sports fan, played golf and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards.  Alan and Shirley enjoyed wintering in Lake Havasu, Arizona for 17 years.   

Private Family Services
10:30 a.m. - Monday
July 6, 2020
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
**The Funeral Service will be Live Stream on St. Paul's Lutheran &
Presbyterian Church Facebook page and also on
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Facebook page.**
Pastor Kelley Pedersen
Pastor Jim Davis
Michaela Davis
Mason Berg
Colin Carlson
Kelsi Carlson
Brett Berg
Brock Berg
Shane Voith
Wade Voith
Public Visitation
12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. - Sunday
July 5, 2020
with the Family Present from 2 to 5 p.m.
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Rachel Miller
Soloist - Ron Frerichs
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:38 PM
“Ronnie & I send our sympathy & prayers, we know the memories will help you now & in the days ahead.🙏”
- Ronald Wetter

Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 8:59 PM
“My sympathy to the Berg family on the passing of Allen. Allen was one of my high school classmates. Our first six years of schooling started in one room country school houses in Logan Township. Thank you Allen for enriching our lives with so many good memories. Rest in peace!
- Gale Prince

Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 2:24 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a great man. He will be greatly missed. ”
- Carl Legore

Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 12:02 PM
“Our sympathy to the Al Berg Family.”
- Bob and Carol Smith

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 3:22 PM
“Al was a kind & friendly gentleman! Sending sympathy & prayers to Shirley & family. Bill & Fran Lawson ”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 2:58 PM
“It's hard to find words to describe what a great guy Al was, he was a great part of my childhood. We shared a love of sports and coin collecting and he was always there to encourage us in our pursuits. You were dearly loved.”
- david esmay

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:33 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with/for all of you - Al was a special person and will be missed by many - his smile and hearty laugh I will forever remember - Maureen”
- Maureen

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“As a kid, we lived on Austin Street by the Bergs. Great people. I was lucky enough to see Al and Shirley in 2014. My condolences. ”
- Craig Paulsen

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:38 AM
“Was sad to hear of Al's passing. My deepest sympathy.”
- Ruth Ludwig Hambleton

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:33 PM
“I’m so surprised and saddened at the loss of Alan. He was always so nice to work with during my summers in the bank. Alan always had a great smile and laugh. I know he will be missed. My sincere sympathy. ”
- Nicolette maguire bonnstetter

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:24 PM
“We will deeply miss seeing Al at all the Titan sporting events. He always brightened up the day with his smile and laugh!
The McKinneys”
- Roger Mckinney

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“My condolences to the Berg family as Mr. Berg was a staple to the Rockwell City community, a wonderful little league coach and great all-around guy. He had a unique way of connecting with people of all ages and was a pleasure to know. ”
- Matt Wintz

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:13 PM
“Gerri & I send our heartfelt sympathy. Al was such a good man. May memories sustain you. ”
- Jane McCurdy

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 7:58 PM
“Jaci and family, I was so sorry to hear of your dads passing yesterday, never forget, memories are the best!!!
Kathy Slorah
- Kathy Slorah

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 7:23 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of uncle Alan’s passing. Big hug to Shirley and the rest of the family. Love Andrea and Jerry”
- Andrea Lee Berg

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4:28 PM
“What a great man he will be missed.
Prayers for the family”
- Dan Thompson

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4:13 PM
“Sorry to hear of the passing of Alan. Always enjoyed talking with him. Sympathies to all”
- Marilyn Thimpson

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