By HDN Staff
CHESTER Georgia Thelma "Jo" Berg, 81, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at an assisted living center in Missoula.
It was her wish to be cremated. Her ashes will be buried with her husband in the Berg family plot at the Chester Cemetery. No services are planned.
Jo was born on July 10, 1920, at Harlem to George and Minnie (McGuire) Granger. She grew up at Harlem and received her formal education there. In her early teens, she met Jessel Jerome Berg and they were married in Helena on June 20, 1936.
They made their home in Harlem, but moved to Chester in 1949. They moved to Conrad in 1962. In both communities, Jess worked in the automobile business, specializing in Ford products. After their retirement, they moved to Great Falls, where they managed the Cottonwood Condominiums. In 1991, the Bergs moved to Lewistown to be near their youngest daughter. Jess died in 1994 and Jo remained in Lewistown until 1999, when she relocated to Missoula to be close to additional family. Her health began to fail by that time, so she moved to an assisted living facility there.
During their years in Chester, the Bergs were members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Jo also was a member of the Eastern Star.
Jo enjoyed crocheting, sewing and crafts.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jess Berg; daughter, Nancy Gifford; sisters, Loretta Holicheck and Lorane Payne; brother, William Granger.
Survivors include her daughters, Willagene Brandt of Missoula and Jessalin Dilling of North Bend, Wash.; sons, James Bergh of Longview, Wash., and George Berg of Grosse Point Farms, Mich.; sister, Lanor Bordner of Missoula; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.