Paul Berg

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Paul Berg was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on February 19, 1958. The son of James and Nona Berg. Grandson of Arthur and Thora Berg and Edwin and Helen Benson. He lived in Dawson and Steele, North Dakota until 1963 when the family moved to Fargo. He lived near NDSU while attending Roosevelt grade school, Ben Franklin and North High, where he was a three year letterman in wrestling. He then attended NDSU Bottineau majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Paul had worked at the Biltmore in the kitchen during high school and then began a long career in construction, starting at Moore Engineering as a surveyor. Paul was a cement finisher and steel worker before he started framing. It was his love of carpentry that took him across the country from coast to coast with Wally Rasmussen, CR Wolf Enterprise and others. Settling back in Fargo with his wife Rebecca Reynolds who he married in October of 1992 after living together for many years. He framed apartment complexes, Candle Park Properties and others until he retired in 2008. He and his wife took on full time caregiving for his mother Nona after she developed dementia. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends and traveling with his wife Becky. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an original disc golfer and longtime member of the Fargo Moorhead Disc Golf Club in which he was a senior grand master. He was also a member of the Tremble Clef Choir, a Parkinson's singing group at HeartSprings Community Healing Center. He played league pool in the winter enjoying the competition and longtime rivalries with other teams. Paul passed away peacefully at his home on July 12, 2019. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to HeartSprings Community Healing Center Fargo, ND Paul's Picnic Sunday August 4, 2019 Oak Grove Park - Main Shelter, Fargo, ND 10 am - whenever 11 am singing (don't be late!) Paul's picnic will be Potluck & BYOB (NO GlassPlease!) plates, napkins and silverware will be provided Bring your lawn chairs, yard games, horseshoes and of course your discs! We will spend the day eating, telling each other stories about Paul and just enjoying the park! Hope to see you there

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  1. My heart just broke this morning when I saw this in the paper. So sorry for the loss of Paul. Becky Berg, we were his Becky Book-ends. Please know I am thinking of you and waiting till I can give you a HUGE HUG!

  2. Though we knew you so briefly we loved you so much! A truly good soul always with a smile on your face and love for everyone. You will be missed, but enjoy your much deserved reward.

  3. Dear Becky, my deepest sympathies to you, my friend. I so enjoyed running in to Paul, whether at Candle Park or downtown at the Street Fair – he always had a smile on his face and gave me the best hugs! A true friend to me and to my brother, Kevin. Forever in my heart.
    Colleen Coil Moriarty

  4. I am sorry we won’t be able to attend Paul’s memorial. Becky and I will be in Florida at that time. I will surely be thinking of Paul on that day.,

  5. Becky, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Know how much you two loved one another. May all the memories help you now. If you want someone to just listen, I’m here. God be with you..

  6. With deepest sympathy to you Becky and your family. I didn’t know Paul that well but he always was smiling and so good natured. Big hug to you.

  7. A man well remembered for his honesty, humor, hard work and common sense. You are off for another venture now Paul. May God bless you and your family.

  8. Always a great man he was a very good friend of mine we became very good friends back in the 70s and 80s sorry for your losses is a good man

  9. We are so sorry Becky for your loss .My brothers and I really enjoyed working with Paul not only with candlepark but also with capital concrete. A truly beautiful soul and a wonderful person who will be missed dearly.

  10. Becky, so saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. What a time you have had, dear Becky. My deepest sympathies to you and Paul’s sister Beth, and all who had the good fortune to have Paul in your lives.

  12. I knew Paul from his wrestling days at North High. I haven’t seen him in many years, but always thought of him when thinking of the ‘old’ days of wrestling. Always had a smile on his face! My condolences to all of his family and friends.

  13. Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing……I went to high school with him and he was always so kind to me and enjoyed his sense of humor! He’s always with you in memories. Connie Howe Carlson

  14. Becky I’m so sorry. So glad I’ve gotten to visit with Paul in recent years from trips to Fargo. He was a very nice kid and a very nice man. Went to church and school together for many years. My mom was friends with Nona as well

  15. Sorry to hear about Paul. He wasn’t that old either. Had so much fun with both Paul and Becky. I got to know Paul through Becky; whom I work with at the Fargo Country Club.

  16. Becky I’m so sorry for your loss, I can’t believe Paul is gone. My condolences to you.. You will be in my prayers. I will be thinkinking about you through this difficult time.

  17. So my dear sweet friend Paul Berg has left this planet which makes me sad, but oh how glad I am that he lived! I will love and miss you forever Paul….
    God Bless you Becky and the Berg family in this time of loss and sorrow.

    I can see him smiling though. Can’t you!

    Love Gaye, Dave and Mia

  18. Becky we are so sorry for the loss of your soul mate/ your love… Paul was such a great great man… We loved everything about him… Sending you our love and hugs thoughts and prayers my dear friend… We will see you on August 4th..

  19. Becky , I’m so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. My deepest condolences to you. I feel vry lucky to have made a friend in Paul. He will be deeply missed.
    Del. E.
    ( from Dr.Dorsher’s dental office )

  20. Thinking of you, Becky. Wish we could come Sunday! So glad we got to see you both recently!
    Sounds like a wonderful gathering you have planned for Paul. Sending many hugs.

  21. As I read this tears roll out of my eyes. I am so incredibly sorry Becky for your loss. You and Paul have always made me feel great anytime I ran into you. Whether it be at the Empire Ricks or the Hi Ho. Paul would kindly ask me how I was doing AND GIVE ME HUGS! Peace to you both…. Until we meet again. Krissy

  22. Paul you touched my life in a critical moment that help me feel accepted. I knew after that day that I had a friend. The relationship we developed gave me hope. Till our spirits meet once again my friend. Becky thanks for keeping us in touch in these difficult days and getting us together in the past. I cant express how good it was to see you guys after all those years. love you

  23. Paul you will be missed ,my deepest condolences to you Becky I always love to watch you two dance. He’ will always be with you dancing in your heart.

  24. Oh my Goodness Becky, I just found out today from Debbie. I am so very sorry for your loss. I can just see Paul and my Dad playing some Disc Gulf and having a couple of beers up in Heaven. He will be missed. Take Care. Sending healing hugs your way. I will be there on Sunday with the family, I wouldn’t miss it.


  25. I was shocked and immediately saddened when I saw this. I remember him and his wife dancing their heads off, and having a ball. Godspeed
    Paul, you will be missed.

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