Ruby D. Berg

February 9, 1929 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 92)


Ruby D. Berg, 92, of Ontario, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday December 15, 2021 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. She was born February 9, 1929 to Harvey and Delia (Conley) Nelson. Ruby married Arden Berg on August 4, 1944 in Decorah, Iowa. The couple farmed as a “team” their married life in the Ontario area. 

Ruby worked as a cook at Tillman Produce in Wilton for several years, a cook at Brookwood High School for several years and then worked as a seamstress at MECCA Sportswear. Ruby welcomed family and visitors into their home and treated them with food and conversation.  She was blessed with the gift of “helps” to those in need and enjoyed singing and playing guitar at church.

Survivors include her 2 sons, Larry (Diane) Berg of Kennewick, WA and James Berg of Janesville; a daughter, Connie (Dave) Olson of Onalaska; 8 grandchildren, Kimberly Spinks, Jonnie Spinks, Tammy Hertzog, David Olson, Tina Johns, Jason Olson, Melissa Schuett and Michael Berg; 18 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; a sister, Ruth Olson; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Berg;  and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arden on February 10, 2008; 2 brothers, Kenneth and Dorsey; 2 sisters, Margaret Hart and Hazel Neprud; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Berg and a great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday December 18, 2021 at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church in Westby. Rev. Paul Tjelta will officiate with burial in the Hilltop Rest Cemetery in Ontario. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.  The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at  The family would like to thank the staff of Vernon Memorial Hospital for their excellent and loving care of Ruby.

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December 18, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church (Westby)

Funeral Service
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church (Westby)

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