Allan "Al" O. Berge, age 91, a Brillion resident, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at his residence.
He was born on May 21, 1929 in Valders, son of the late Walter Berge and Helen (Potts) Berge. Allan was a graduate of Valders High School, Class of 1947. On August 5, 1950 he married Dolores M. Streckert. He was called to serve our Country in the United States Army Reserves in 1951 and was stationed in Fort Jackson, South Carolina until being deployed to Korea 1952. He served in the 8th Infantry Division, 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion. After completing active duty, the couple moved back to Wisconsin and farmed in the Collins area before moving to Brillion in 1957. After moving to Brillion, Allan was employed by Ray Kleiber Masonry, while going to night school Chicago Technical College for drafting. After graduation he worked in various roles with ACE Building in Manitowoc, Mike Wallander Construction in Valders, Keller Structures in Kaukauna, and ended his career with Lorrigan Construction of Reedsville. Allan enjoyed fishing, bird watching, woodworking, and all Wisconsin Sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and the Brewers. He was a loving family man who enjoyed going to his grandchildren and great grandchildren's sporting events and spending summers on any body of water they could fish on. Allan was also a Shriner and Master Mason.
Survivors include his children: Terry (Cheryl) Berge, Denver, North Carolina, Lynn (Mark) Ott, Chilton, Pamela (Casey) Schneider, Chilton; eight grandchildren: Jeremie (Jennifer) Ott, Chad (Tiffany) Ott, Daniel (special friend Heidi) Ott, Suzanne (Sean) Gruett, Ashley (Chris) Porsche, Brandon (Kimberly) Schneider, Chelsa (special friend Channing) Schneider and Riley Schneider; twelve great grandchildren: Braeden, Owen, Benjamin, Cael, Mason, Breleigh, Brantley, Harper, Cooper, Jase, Taylor and Brynn; and his siblings: Tom and Mary; three sisters-in-law: LaVerne Berge, Bernadean Berge and Janice Streckert. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Dolores, two brothers: Robert and James Berge; brothers-in-laws Orman Streckert, Leslie Moede, Clarence Leys, and Edward Streckert, four sisters-in-law: Evelyn Moede, Ione Leys, Alberta Streckert, and Harriet Berge; and other relatives.
Private family funeral services were held at Faith United Methodist Church, Brillion. Officiating at the Service was the Rev. Dale Eggert with burial at Zion Evergreen Cemetery, Reedsville. Online condolences may be made at www.pielhopwieting.com
Memorials would be appreciated to the Salvation Army or American Legion Post #126 of Brillion. The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.