The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Dave Iver Berg

 

February 23, 2022

Dave Iver Berg received his angel wings on February 13, 2022, Dave passed surrounded by family members at the Northern Montana Health Care Hospital, Havre, Montana.

Dave was the first born to E. Alice (Panchot) and Halvard Berg on January 8, 1935, In Big Sandy, MT.

Dave is survived by his soul mate Sandi (Hermes) Finley at the family home in Chinook. He is survived by his children, Linda (Mike) Gantzel, Arizona, Leah (Gary) Echeagary New Mexico, John Berg, Arizona, Alecia (Eric)Brandt, Nevada, Angela Berg, Arizona, Eric Berg, Arizona. Jim (Maureen) Finley, Virginia, Scott Finley, Missoula and Jeff (Lynette) Finley, Chinook. Dave is survived by his sister Esther Tichenor, Helena, Sharon (Bernard) Paterson St. Regis, and Bonnie (Roger) Clixby, Missoula. He is survived by 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. His grandchildren had a special place in his heart. Great Granddaughter Taylyn Finley was very special to him as their relationship was filled with teasing, pranks and a lot of time coloring. Numerous nieces and nephews will miss their Uncle Dave.

Dave was preceded in death by his father Halvard Berg, his mother E. Alice (Panchot) McConkey, his Dad Royal A. McConkey, sister Marlene Standing, and brother Warren Berg.

Dave attended high school in Big Sandy and graduated in 1953. Upon graduation he entered the Army and served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged 1959. Dave graduated from National School of Meat Cutting, Inc. in May 1960. Dave ran the Big Sandy Gas Station until he relocated to Arizona where he sold Archway Cookies, worked for Redburn Tire and the Pheonix School District. He retired from the School District in 2002 and returned to his beloved Big Sandy Montana where he resided until he moved to Chinook, MT in 2012.

Dave never met a stranger and made friends wherever his travels took him. Dave's fondest memories were when he lived on the McConkey Ranch located in the Bears Paws east of Big Sandy. He has many stories that he loved to share with a willing listener. You could find Dave sitting on a bank of a lake or stream with his fishing pole in the water. He loved to fish and would share that passion with whomever wanted to find a stream or lake to dangle a hook. Dave's friends from the Mint and Pep's were very important to him. Dave loved a good story and lots of laughter. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Memorial Services will be held on March 25, 2022, at the Big Sandy Firehall with Pastor Richard Jesperson officiating. A reception will follow immediately following the service at the Mint Bar. Internment will take place at the Chinook Cemetery on March 26, 2022, at 1 p.m. Memorials can be made to the Big Sandy Fire Department PO Box 476, Big Sandy, MT 59520, the Legacy House, 3004 15th Ave So., Great Falls, MT 59405, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 
 

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