Violet Berg – Granite Falls Advocate Tribune


Violet Berg, 87, of Marshall passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at the Hamilton Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Israeli Lutheran Cemetery near Clarkfield. Instead of flowers, memorials are preferred at the Israel Lutheran Cemetery Fund.
Violet Anna Minnie Olson was born on May 26, 1935, to Julian and Fannie (Parkin) Olson in Stoneham Township, Chippewa County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and graduated from Montevideo High School with the class of 1953. Violet then went to the Charles T. Miller School of Nursing in the Twin Cities and graduated as a nursing assistant authorized (IAA). She worked at Charles T. Miller Hospital until she was transferred to Montevideo Hospital.
Violet married Arden Berg on February 22, 1958 at Maynard Lutheran Church and they resided on farms south of Clarkfield. They raised three children: Janell, Kenneth and Arlys. Violet was a devoted mother and loved caring for others during her nursing career.
Violet was active in her churches, including teaching Sunday school and participating in many church circles. Her other pleasures included quilting, gardening, working outdoors, cooking, canning, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was proud to be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Clarkfield and also volunteered many hours at the Clarkfield Care Center.
Violet Berg died on July 20, 2022 in Marshall at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 25 days. Blessed be his memory.
She is survived by her three children, Janell (Tim) Travis of Eden Prairie; Kenneth (Barb) Berg of Gary, SD, Arlys Berg (Tim Green) of West Fargo, ND; seven grandchildren, Jacob Travis of Ottertail, Travis (Glorianne) Berg of Cheyenne, Wyo., Luke (Erin) Berg of Clarkfield, Jarett (Natasha) Berg of Clarkfield, Sarah (Jamison) Bartz of Clarkfield, Zachary Gunderson of Ottertail, Vanessa Engel of Ottertail; 16 great-grandchildren, Ava, Benjamin, Ciara, Olivia, Julia, John, Ella, Leighton, Charlie, Stephen, Thea, Aria, Baby Boy Bartz (on the way), Gus, Zeke, Tegan, Taya; three siblings, Yvonne Stottler of Excelsior, Ronald (Diane) Olson of Clara City, Donald Olson of Hastings; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Violet is predeceased by her parents, Julian and Fannie Olson; husband, Arden Berg; great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Berg; and her sisters, Baby Girl Olson, Joyce Johnson, Gloria Olson and Lorraine Doose.
Hamilton Funeral Home Arrangements in Marshall. Guest book and wall of tribute available online at


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