Obituary

Patricia A. Berg

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died January 30th, 2019

Patricia A. Berg, 90, of Escanaba, our dear mother and grandmother passed away on January 30th at Christian Park Health Care Center. She was born June 27, 1928, in Escanaba to Mildred and John (Gerald) Kenneally. She graduated from Escanaba High School and married Arnold Berg on Dec. 31, 1949, at St. Anthony’s Parish.

Pat worked for many years as a clerk and typist at the West End Drug store. She was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella. In 2008, she resided at Christian Park Health Care Center until her death.

Pat was an avid knitter, and always had yarn and needles in her hands. She and her husband loved going to the casino and eating meals with their friends at the Senior Center. Pat also enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her childhood, forever friend, Betty Karnitz. She savored visits from her family and anyone who knew her saw the great love she had for them.

She was a loyal wife and an amazing mother. She loved conversing with people and cherished the many friendships she made over the years. Pat had this way of making people smile and feel special. More than getting gifts, she got such joy out of giving little treasures to people in the nursing home which is a true testament to her character.

Pat is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; and siblings, Geraldine Gorenchan and Robert Kenneally.

Surviving family members include daughter, Julie (Bob) Zielinski of St. Jonns, Mich.; her son, Gary Berg of Escanaba; and grandchildren Jamie (Zielinski) Witt, Jenna Zielinski, Robin Berg, Jason Berg, Stacey Millgren and Michael Millgren.

The family would like to acknowledge the numerous loving care givers at Christian Park Health Care Center over the many years who made our mother feel loved. May God bless you for your many acts of kindness, you’re forever in our prayers.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 15th from 1-3 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 South 13th Street, Escanaba, The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Reverend Emmett Norden officiating.

A message of condolence may be directed to the Berg family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.

5 Tributes to “Patricia A. Berg”

  1. Grandma Pat-

    I miss you!

    I miss your generousity with all your knitting treasures! (my dish towels were the best anywhere and made with so much love). You always knew ‘Grandma loved you’.and we loved her. Whether we were walking through Walmart, she would boost in pride and love for her grandchildren or strolling through Christian Park, ‘Have you met my grandchild?’

    She was a true competitor when it came to Bingo and it was so much fun to play with her.

    Grandma always stood by you and was the most supportive woman. She loved whatever you loved. She always kept you grounded and gave sound advice.

    I am the one proud today, Grandma. Proud to be your grandchild and amazed by your unfailing strength. To you! Our Guardian Angel in Heaven.

  2. We will miss you dearly Grandma Pat, however we will rest assured knowing that we have a new guardian angel in heaven who is watching over us and who is reunited with Grandpa 🙂

    You were such an amazing mother, wife, grandmother and friend. You will always be remembered for your great personality/lively spirit and for always being true to who you were! We are lucky that some of that spirit we can keep alive with us and see everyday through our mother.

    I will never forget our nights from my childhood sitting around the table playing Old Maid or our trips to Walmart. We are all lucky that we had you in our lives and we will always think of you. I know I will always think of you whenever I see a heartfelt sewed scarf or dish towel in my house and especially whenever I see a lighthouse 😉

  3. I have many fond childhood memories of Patricia Berg. She had a fascination and love for the K families of the 1960’s-The Kennedy’s, Keneally’s and Karnitz ‘s. Every summer we lived next door to the Bergs in our cabins on Little Bay de Noc. We’d swim, sun bathe and visit on those short summer days. I remember one time in particular when my sister, Sue, dyed Pat’s hair and they waited for it to process while sitting in the sun. Imagine their surprise when it turned out a lovely shade of lavender (think GaGa). Another time , as a curious child, I used a rock to remove the bullet type tail light on the Berg vehicle . Arnie was so easy going.He and Pat chuckled about it. My dad on the other hand… Thanks for the memories, and may there be many blueberries in heaven. Patti Hager

  4. I have many memories of Pat, from the times we all stayed together at Nettie’s camp- all the kids sleeping on the living room floor- to the times at our family cottages on Maywood Shores!
    Swimming, laying in the sun , picking berries and so much more! The good times!
    I also stayed at their house in Escanaba on many a weekend durning the school year as I attended Holy Name! The door was always open and much love & laughter was shared between families. So many memories!

  5. Condolences from the Krohmer family. Dad owned the West End Drug Store for awhile when Pat worked there. I remember being amazed at her typing skills…how fast she could type. I would watch her many times on that old typewriter.

    Please accept our condolences.

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