Rod Library--Special Collections
Robert A. Berg
Robert A. Berg, 75, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, October 29, 2006, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. He was born April 14, 1931, in Cedar Falls, the son of Anton E. and Clare (Marshall) Berg. He married Shirley A. Sherman August 20, 1960, in Independence.
Bob graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1949. He attended UNI and graduated from the University of Iowa. He owned Berg College Drug in Cedar Falls, which was started by his father in 1924. Bob retired in 1993.
He was a life member of the Cedar Falls Historical Society, Cedar Falls AMVETS Post No. 49, Sartori Hospital Auxiliary, a charter member of Beaver Hills Country Club. He was also a member of Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Association, Elks Lodge No. 90, Oster Regent Theater, Hearst Center, American Legion, College Hill Merchant Association, Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library, UNI Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Iowa Public Television, Alumni Association of UNI, Delta Tau Delta, and Iowa Pharmacist Association. He was a supporter of many departments of UNI.
He enjoyed art and photography, good books, and classic and jazz music. Bob and Shirley traveled around the world, spent summers in Door County and winters at St. Petersburg Beach in Florida. In 1995 he had a hole in one on the sixteenth hole at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. He loved the outdoors, his rose garden, and managing the Sherman Century Farm at Jesup. Bob enjoyed his association with Mukai at B & M Rentals. He stood tall in Cedar Falls!
Bob is survived by his wife Shirley of Cedar Falls; one brother, Marshall of North Carolina; one nephew, Eric Berg of Pennsylvania and one niece, Kristen Berg of California. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Student Scholarship through the UNI Foundation, 1221 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0239 or to the donor's own choice.
Copyright Waterloo Courier, November 1, 2006, page A10.