Shirley M. Berg, 86, of Coon Valley, died Tuesday November 26, 2019 at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. She was born to Paul and Edna (Seidel) Bakken on September 19, 1933. She grew up in La Crosse on 5th and Hood Streets and attended school at Hamilton, Lincoln and Central High School where she graduated in 1951. She worked at State Bank of La Crosse for 10 years. Shirley married John W. (Jack) Berg on September 15, 1956 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in La Crosse. They bought a house in Coon Valley where they lived for 60 years. Jack died April 1, 2017. Shirley also worked as treasurer for the Village of Coon Valley and then at the Coon Valley Post Office, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Coon Valley American Legion Auxiliary and the Coon Valley Lutheran Church and WELCA.
Survivors include her children, Laurie Holte and Gary (Janelle) Berg; granddaughter, Brenda; sister, Bonnie Happel; sisters-in-law, Rachel Berg, Joyce (Marv) Temp and Mary Elsen and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Berg, Richard Berg, David Elsen and Bill Happel; son-in-law, David Holte; sister-in-law, Yvonne Berg and niece, Shari Berg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday November 30, 2019 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Rev. Julie Wollman will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and memorial donations. In lieu of sending thank you cards we will be making a donation in Shirley's name.
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