Tyrone P. Berg, age 83, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023.
Ty Berg was born at home in Wabasso, Minnesota, on June 12, 1939, to Julia and Albert Berg. He grew up on the family farm in Clements, Minnesota, and his farming roots were an important part of his life's story. He enjoyed sharing how he rode his horse, Pal, to school starting in his early elementary years.
Ty graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1957. He had a long career in construction and construction management. In his early years, Ty learned the art of plastering and started Berg Brothers Plastering with his older brother Mark, in Gaylord, Minnesota. He was a valuable member of several growing businesses in the Twin Cities and was an estimator known for his attention to detail. He was a longtime employee at Wm. Poppenberger & Son, Inc. and Custom Drywall, Inc. Ty also served the Builders Exchange of St. Paul in various roles including director and treasurer. After his retirement, Ty enjoyed part-time work at Gunderson Construction until age 83.
Ty reveled in time with friends and family. He was a charmer and jokester, often seen wearing his cowboy hat around town. He appreciated fine dining and a perfectly made "Ty-tini." He enjoyed travel, cooking, deer hunting, golf, horseback riding, and horse camping. He often partnered with friends or family to build or handcraft numerous items they needed, for one reason or another, and he had all the tools to do so.
Ty was preceded in death by his parents, son Thomas Berg, brothers Marvin and Mark, and his cherished horses, Bear and Pal. He is survived by his children Terri (Bill Weeding) Berg and Eric (Laurie) Berg; grandchildren, Emma (Eric Garant) Weeding, Ellaina Berg, and Alex Berg; longtime companion, Mary Montpetit; and many dear friends from various facets of his well-lived life.
Visitation at Mueller Memorial on Sunday, June 11, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Funeral at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi on Monday, June 12; visitation at 10:00 am and funeral at 11:00 am. Burial will be at a later date at Peace Memorial Gardens in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.