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Douglas Berge

October 15, 1938 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 81)

Obituary

Douglas Berge, 81, of Leech Lake area, MN, formerly Grand Forks, ND, died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Bemidji.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2019 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home with Pastor Genelle Netland officiating. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Douglas Dee Berge was born October 15, 1938 in Grand Forks, ND to Russell & Florance Berge.  Doug grew up and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1957.  After high school he attended the University of North Dakota and graduated in 1962 with a BA in Business Administration.  On September 21, 1963, he married Karen Simons in Grand Forks.  He was very interested in World War II history and listening to orchestral music.  Later in life he enjoyed making stained glass artwork.  Doug owned and operated Kedney Warehouse Company which was a moving and storage business which was based in Grand Forks, ND and expanded to Minot, ND, Great Falls, MT, Omaha, NE, Lincoln, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA and Sioux Falls, SD. He and Karen retired in 1993 and moved to their beloved home on the shores of Leech Lake. 

Douglas is survived by his wife, Karen; children, E. Gaia Berge and Todd (Marla) Berge; grandchildren, Haleigh (Ryan) Thompson, Mitchell Hanson, Tatiana Berge, Katja Berge and Truman Berge; great grandson, Orion Olson; brother, Thomas (Lorna) Berge and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 4, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

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