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Curtis Berget 07/11/2011

Curtis W. Berget, age 80 of New Richmond, died on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Deerfield Gables in New Richmond.  He was born the son of Edwin and Helga (Hanson) Berget on March 7, 1931 in New Richmond.  Curtis graduated from New Richmond High School in 1949.  He served in the Army during the Korean War as a Crypto Analyst.  Curtis worked on grain farms in Montana before serving in the army and after his return from service.  He eventually moved back to New Richmond, and worked at St. Croix Press until retiring.  He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 80.  He will be remembered for his guitar playing midnight pizzas, and his quiet ways.  Curtis was proud, honorable, generous to a fault, and couldn’t pass up a sugar cookie.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Helga Berget; siblings, Dorothy Holland, Elaine Johnson, Mildred Olson, Harvey Berget, Pearly “Dick” Berget, LeMoyne Berget, Harold Berget, and Minnerd Berget.  He is survived by brothers, F. DeJerome Berget of New Richmond and Charles (Elsie) Berget of Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Shirley Berget of New Richmond; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.  A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1 pm at Bakken-Young’s Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  Visitation was also Sunday from 11am-1pm at the funeral home.  Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie.  Pallbearers are Jerry Berget, Scott Berget, Brad Berget, Brian Berget, John Neuman, and Gary Berget.  Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post 80 or Forty and Eight.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of New Richmond.

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