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Esther Lorena Berg
Esther L. Berg, of Appleton, 91, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Appleton Medical Center.
Born Oct. 12, 1921 on a farm near Soldier, Ia, the youngest daughter of the late Fritz and Anna (Peterson) Thies., she attended schools in the Soldier-Ute area and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Church in Ute, Ia.
She married Orvan Berg on May 29, 1942 in Nebraska and the couple raised four daughters on a farm near Soldier. The family moved to Crivitz in 1958, where they were members of Grace Lutheran Church in Crivitz for 32 years.
She was employed by Witt's I.G.A. Store and by Thompson Ski Company for 25 years, until her retirement in 1984. In 1992, they moved to Appleton and joined Faith Lutheran Church where she attended the Senior Bible Class, enjoyed her church quilting groups and volunteered for many years at Bethesda Thrift Store. She was an excellent cook and gardener, enjoyed baking, especially pies, tending to her flowers and loved our, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her favorite Bible verse of Psalm 118, vs. 24 This is the day that the Lord hath made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. She also believed that the best advice is that You have to have a sense of humor.
She is survived by four daughters, DeAnna (Joe) Peterson, Chester, NY, Karen (Jim) Gross, Sherry (Gary) Curtis and Marcia (David) Aemisegger, all of Appleton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Hazel Thies, Mapleton, Ia.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvan Berg; an infant grandson, Steven Zobel; four brothers, Fritz, Rudolph, Elmer, and Walter Thies and three sisters, Linda Chedester, Freda Waderich, and Hilda Timm.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 E. Glendale Avenue, Appleton. Rev. Daniel Thews will officiate and entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.