Gary F. VonBerge, age 69, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Visitation will be held Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and will continue Monday one hour prior to the service ALL AT CHURCH.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad and the Silver Lake Legion Honor Guard.
Gary Fredric VonBerge was born on May 29, 1949, in Arlington, Minnesota. He was the son of Ernest and Alice (Werth) VonBerge. Gary was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, Glencoe, Minnesota. He received his education in Glencoe, and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School Class of 1967. Gary furthered his education for one year at the Vo-Tech College in Willmar, Minnesota.
Gary entered active military service in the United States Navy on February 26, 1969, in Glencoe and served his country during the Vietnam War. He received an Honorable Discharge on May 7, 1970, in Seattle, Washington, and achieved the rank of Yeoman (YN3).
On July 1, 1972, Gary was united in marriage to LouCinda "Cindy" Messner at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, Glencoe, Minnesota. Gary and Cindy resided in Glencoe, and later moved to Hutchinson. They shared 46 years of marriage.
Gary was employed in the warehouse at 3M in Hutchinson for over 33 years. He retired in 2007. Gary was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, Glencoe, Minnesota. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in which he volunteered with regularly, the American Legion Post 96 in Hutchinson, and the American Legion Post 141 in Silver Lake.
Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Gary passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, at the age of 69 years. Blessed be his memory.
Gary is survived by his:
Wife, LouCinda “Cindy” VonBerge of Hutchinson, MN;
Brothers, Earl VonBerge and his wife, Dellas, of Glencoe, MN,
Ronald VonBerge and his wife, Jeanie, of Brownton, MN,
Robert VonBerge and his wife, Dianne, of Glencoe, MN;
Mother-In-Law, Bernadine Messner of Brownton, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Gary Messner and his wife, Marilyn, of Hutchinson, MN,
Stan Messner and his wife, Jeanine of Hutchinson, MN,
Jeff Messner and his wife, Debbie, of Brownton, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Jan Messner of Brownton, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Gary is preceded in death by his: Parents, Ernest and Alice VonBerge; 2 Babies in Infancy; Father-In-Law, Raymond Messner; and Brother-In-Law, Steve Messner.