Johanna (Joan F.) Berg


Funeral services for Johanna (Joan F.) Berg, 91, of Norfolk formerly of Winside, will be held Friday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Winside. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Winside.

Johanna (Joan F.) Berg died peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

 Memorials may be directed to the Winside United Methodist Church and the Orphan Grain Train. 

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Johanna “Joan” Frances Berg was born August 6, 1931, in O’Neill to Fred and Gladys (Shipman) Erickson. Joan was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Atkinson and confirmed at the Congregational Church in Coleridge. Joan attended country school near Atkinson and Norris Country School in Cedar County. She was a graduate of Coleridge Public School and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Joan worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles Accident Record Bureau at the State Capital. 

She married Carl Berg on Dec. 24, 1950 at the Coleridge Congregational Church. They worked in Lincoln, later moving to Cedar County, working on various farms. In 1960, they moved near Winside where the couple farmed. They were members of the Winside United Methodist Church and Winside Neighborhood Card Club. She was a member of the Norris Extension Club and Cedar County Extension Club.  Joan had been a 4-H member and enjoyed environmental research projects. Joan will be remembered by all who knew her for her delicious cookies, bars and other baked goods, her faith, kindness, and generosity.  She remained independent in mind and spirit until the very end.

 Survivors include her daughters, Carla (Sean Arndt) Pope of West Des Moines, Iowa, Cindy (Dan Burger) Grady of Omaha; grandchildren, Aaron (Zoe Kasten) Pope, Blythe Grady, Corry Arndt, Adam (Kelsey) Arndt and Cody Arndt; great-granddaughter, Wren Arndt; sister-in-law, Ella Mae Cleveland and brother-in-law, Martin Schneider;  and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl in 1999; parents, Fred and Gladys Erickson; mother and father-in-law, Clara and Max Schneider; brothers, Everett and Robert Cleveland; sister, Bealuh Hoshaw; sisters-in-law, Mildred Foster and Emma Burns; brother-in-law, Vern Berg; and several family, neighbors, friends and beloved pets.