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Karen Berg


Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Memorial services for Karen Berg, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Audree Catalano officiating. Burial took place at the Fountain Lutheran Cemetery in Fountain, Minn. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, Iowa and continued for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Karen Berg, age 74, of Cresco, Iowa, formally of Fountain, Minn. died peacefully on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisc.

Karen Lee McRoberts was born June 5, 1941 in LeRoy, Minn. to Clare and Betty (Bright) McRoberts. On May 20, 1961 she married Bill Berg in Fountain. This union was blessed with four children.

Karen was a telephone operator with US West for 31 ½ years. During employment she was active in CWA union. Karen’s unwavering faith was a blessing to anyone who met her. Karen was very active in her church. She was a member of Fountain Lutheran Church, Community Lutheran Church in Geneva, Minn. and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Granger, Minn. She was also very active with the Via de Cristo Community. Karen felt that her greatest accomplishment was raising her four incredible children. Her other source of pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To quote words from Karen, “The first time a woman hears ‘mommy’ from her children is a thrill, but the times she hears ‘Grandma’ is a miracle.”

Karen is survived by her children: James (Pam), Dawn Becerra, Thomas (Zelda) all of Rochester, Minn.; and Michael (Joellyn) of Cresco; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law: George Carr, Marlys McRoberts, Clark and Margaret Berg; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill in 1994; an infant son, Gary; a brother, Bill; and a sister, Donna Carr.

In lieu of flowers, Karen’s wishes were for memorials to be made to the Southeastern Minnesota Synod-LIZWAN (Columbian Scholarship Fund), Fountain Lutheran Church, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, and The American Cancer Society.

J. Eric Ostrom

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

J. Eric Ostrom, 46, of Fountain, Minn. died Sunday, July 5 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Eric was born, September 22, 1968 in Thunder Bay, Canada. He moved to the U.S. when he was four years old. He graduated from Preston-Fountain H ..... 
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Alton Thomas Asleson

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Alton Thomas Asleson, 68, of Fountain, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Clara House in Harmony, Minn. Alton was born August 20, 1946, the son of Victor & Marian Asleson of rural Fountain. He graduated from Chatfield High School. On July 1, 1 ..... 
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Loren Lee Graskamp

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Loren Lee Graskamp, of Fountain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Loren was born May 27, 1923, in Fountain Township, to Edward and Ethel Graskamp. In 1948, Loren married the love of his life, Dorothy Henke. During the ..... 
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Raymond Schmidt

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Raymond William Schmidt, age 87, of rural Fountain, Minn., died Monday morning, March 2, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Ray was born May 31, 1927, on the family farm in rural Fountain the son of William and Lottie (Raabe) Schmidt. He ..... 
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Diane Meyer

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

On the evening of Thursday, November 20, 2014, Diane Lou Meyer of Fountain passed away at home with her family at her side after a short illness. Diane was born March 3, 1939 in Guthrie Center, Iowa to Victor and Beula Towne. Following high school, ..... 
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Willis “Willie” J. Cambern

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Willis “Willie” J. Cambern, 73, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Willie was born June 28, 1940 in Preston to Daniel & Evelyn (Smith) Cambern. He attended school in Preston, where h ..... 
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Earl G. Groby

Wed, Nov 20th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Earl G. Groby, 94, of Fountain, Minn., died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Earl was born on September 3, 1919 in rural Spring Valley, Minn., the son of Vilan and Clara (Rongley) Groby. He attended country school. He ..... 
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Fidelis “F.J.” Wingert

Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Fidelis “F.J.” Wingert, 90, of Fountain, Mn., died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Preston United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Perez officiat ..... 
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