Funeral service for Bobby Gene Berg will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Lynn Hill will officiate. Burial will follow at Parkside Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 1-8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8.
Bob passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 74.
The son of Willie and Mary Reimer Berg was born February 18, 1940 in Inola, Oklahoma. As a young boy he was raised in the Inola area. There he began attending Inola schools before moving to western Oklahoma to attend Corn Bible Academy, and then to California to Reedly Bible School. Bob began working for the Penner clan, following the harvest in western Oklahoma. There he first met Norma Penner at a family reunion. They married in Orland, CA on November 27, 1958. Over the next few years Bob worked the local rice fields, at a local feed mill, and later for Culligan Soft Water. After 13 years of service for Culligan he left there due to a vehicular malfunction. In 1979 Bob and his family moved to Medford, Oregon. There he began working for the First Baptist Chruch of Medford. He retired there as a maintenance supervisor in 2001. In 2003 he and Norma moved to Inola to be near their daughter and care for his sister. Once in Inola he became active with Calvary Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering with small wood projects. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, RFD TV, and rodeos. He was a man known for his big smile, and will be missed by all.
He is preceded in death by his parents Willie and Mary Berg; brother, Billy Joe Berg; sister, Lawanna Berg, and great-grandchildren, Hadleigh Lyons, Jordan Sanderson, and Skyler Sangster.
Survivors include his wife Norma of the home; son, Troy Berg and wife Karen of Cheyenne, WY; daughter, Marcea Mootry and husband Marvin of Inola; grandchildren, Kaila Sangster and husband Tim, Tiffanie Page and husband Brice, Ashley Sanderson and husband Edward, Tanja Berg, Raymond Peterson and wife Kayleigh, Lisa Jones and husband Kasey, Page Lyons, Candace Mootry and Taylor Mootry; great-grandchildren, Jaylyn Sangster, Jensen Berg, Barrett Page, Adalynn Sanderson, Carter Peterson, Zane Lyons, Rayden Lyons and Conway Mootry, and brothers, Ron Berg and Richard Berg, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Youth Missions at 5 S. Broadway, Inola, OK 74036 or Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Home at 12700 E. 76th St. N., Owasso, OK 74055.