Randy “Fred” Berg, 63, of Westside, died Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia. The celebrant will be Father Terry Roder. Concelebrant will be Father Richard Remmes. Mass servers will be Kyle Sundrup and Ryan Sundrup. Music will be by Sharon Bierl and the St. John choir. Lectors will be Malinda Klaver and Kimberly Kraus. Gift bearers will be Brenda Johnson and Julie Eich. Eucharistic minister will be Sue Ann Heuton. Honorary casket bearers will be Dustin Wiese, Tanner Hanson, Harper Potthoff, Kora Potthoff, Kyler Potthoff, Dr. Mark Berg, Rachel Nepper, Jason Berg, Sarah Irlbeck, April Barnhill, Jennifer Heuton, Malinda Klaver, Sarah Steffes, Matthew Heuton, Colin Johnson and Kimberly Kraus. Casket bearers will be Taylor Potthoff, Joe Berg, Daniel Eich, Jeremy Heuton, Eric Johnson and Kelly Kannel. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll with a rosary at 7 p.m. There will be no visitation prior to the funeral Mass.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Randy’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Randy James Berg was born on Oct. 2, 1959, in Carroll, Iowa, a son of Donald C. and Ardella M. (Singsank) Berg. He spent his entire lifetime in the Westside community and attended St. John School in Arcadia, later graduating from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1978. Randy was a next-generation farmer and acquired the Berg Family Farm north of Westside where he loved the land and continued to farm until his leukemia diagnosis in early 2022.
Whether it was his pickups, farm equipment or the land he farmed, Randy was meticulous with his care. He loved spending time with his entire family and will always be remembered for his wit, sense of humor, and his giving, caring personality. Randy never knew a stranger and was loved by so many.
On March 29, 2022, Randy married the love of his life, Jamie Hanson, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla, by good friend Pastor Andrew Johnson. Randy became a stepfather to Dustin Wiese, Tanner Hanson, Taylor Potthoff and Papa Randy to Harper, Kora and Kyler Potthoff.
Randy is survived by his wife: Jamie Berg, of rural Westside; his stepchildren: Dustin Wiese, Tanner Hanson and Taylor (Luke) Potthoff; step-grandchildren: Harper, Kora and Kyler Potthoff; his brothers: Mike (Kathy) Berg of Arcadia and Ken (Doreen) Berg of Ames; his sisters: Sue Ann (Tom) Heuton of Glidden, Brenda (Chris) Johnson of Arcadia and Julie (Tom) Eich of Arcadia; godchildren: Kelly Kannel and Matthew Heuton; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Donald and Della Berg; his grandparents: Joseph and Christine Berg, and John and Jenny Singsank; and his niece Laura Elizabeth Heuton.
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