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Margaret Moe Berg

Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN with Rev. Beth Caulfield officiating. Family will greet friends one hour before the service at the funeral Home. Arrangements were entr...

Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN with Rev. Beth Caulfield officiating. Family will greet friends one hour before the service at the funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN.

Margaret Moe Berg was born Margaret Bernice Moe on November 8, 1923 to Walter and Tillie Moe of Twin Valley, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her younger brother, Alan, and her husband Ray. She is survived by her brothers Walter (Marcie) Moe and Donald (Lois) Moe and her sisters, Marlene (Marvin) Olson and Verona McPherson, along with a number of nephews and nieces.

She is also survived by son Chris (Carol) Berg of Oakdale, MN, grandchildren, Matt (Teresa Artes) of Santiago, Chile, Erika of St. Paul, Sunny Sassor of Shakopee, Andrew of Northeast Minneapolis, Nick (Anna) Sassor of Bloomington and Kate (Mike) Conners of Stillwater, and great grandchildren, Gaspar Berg-Artes (Matt and Teresa), and Grace Conners (Kate and Mike).

After graduation from Twin Valley School, she went on to earn her degree cum laude in Elementary Education at Bemidji State Teacher's College. She taught elementary school in several Minnesota towns before beginning her 33 year career in Bemidji schools.

Margaret was married to Raymond Merlo Berg in July of 1950. She and Ray were dedicated campers and anglers, spending long vacations year after year on Canadian lakes as far away as the Northwest Territories in pursuit of trophy lake trout.

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As a committed young educator, Margaret was invited to membership in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society of key women educators. She held positions of increasing responsibility throughout her years with the organizations, including local and regional leadership. She mentored many in the ideals of the organization.

Margaret was honored as Bemidji's Teacher of the Year in 1976, Beltrami County's Teacher of the Year, and as Delta Kappa Gamma-Mu Chapter's Woman of Achievement in 1985. She was also honored as Outstanding Alumna of Bemidji State College in 1981, where she served on Commencement Honor Guard for several years. She was active in the League of Women Voters. She served on the long range planning of the Bemidji Public Library.

She gave selflessly and significantly to many local and regional causes and touched countless lives for the better.

Online guestbook at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com .

--Paid obituary

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