Timothy D. Berg, 62

Timothy D. Berg, 62, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at St. Maryís Hospital in Madison.

Timothy Dorland Berg was born on Sept. 22, 1949 in Beaver Dam to Merrill and Myrtle (Mattson) Berg.

He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1968. While in high school, Tim won the 1968 state wrestling championship in his weight class; he was also First Team All State in football and All State in baseball. After high school, Tim continued to participate in baseball and in rugby and was an avid sports fan throughout his life.

On July 3, 1976, he was united in marriage with Suzanne Behm at St. Stephenís Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. He worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 20 years and was a member of St. Stephenís Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Timís family was most important to him and he also enjoyed socializing with his many friends.

Survivors include his three children, Jamie (James) Tibbets of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Jonathon Berg of Hartford, and Jeremy Berg of Beaver Dam; five grandchildren, Alex (Bridey) Holmes, Lillian Tibbets, Leah Tibbets, Malachi Berg, and Samuel Berg; his great granddaughter, Hailey Holmes; his mother, Myrtle Berg of Hartford; his sisters, Donna Berg of Hartford and Georgia Hesprich of Hartford; his aunt, Burnett Berg of Mayville; his former wife, Sue DeStefano and his mother-in-law, Meta Behm; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Tim was preceded in death by his dad; his father-in-law, Lawrence Behm; and two brothers-in-law, Steve Hesprich and Donald Behm.
Visitation for Tim will be at Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Philip Heyer will officiate.

After the funeral service, the family invites folks to join them at Johnís Bar, 1201 Madison St., Beaver Dam, for a time to share stories and remember Tim. Burial will be at St. Peterís Cemetery in the town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012; please meet at Murray Funeral Home on Friday at 10:30 a.m., the procession will leave for the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 E. Maple Ave. in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family.

To leave condolences, for directions or for other information, please visit the website www.MurrayFH.com.