BERG, Louie “Karl”

April 29, 1936 – January 3, 2021

Louie “Karl” Berg was born April 29, 1936 as a first generation Canadian in Cereal AB, to Helen “Molly” & Louie Berg. He spent his early years growing up on the family farm with his younger siblings Harington & Peggy near Sedalia, Alberta. During his youth he travelled with the Air Cadets and attended Camrose Lutheran College completing his grade 12. Following his schooling Karl travelled between the farm and Edmonton working at various jobs including a Cab Driver, Meat Cutter, and eventually becoming a Lineman for Alberta Power.

At the age of 24, Karl married his lifelong companion Edna Mae (Dianne) Postnikoff on July 16, 1960 and continued to reside in Edmonton. They would soon after start a family welcoming a son Darcy followed by a daughter Debbie. In 1966 following the tragic death of his brother Harington, Karl moved his young family back to the homestead to settle on the family farm. They would welcome their youngest child Cindy to the family in 1973.

Over their lifetime Karl & Dianne travelled on countless trips and cruises to destinations like the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. Together they owned and lived in numerous properties in Western Canada including time spent in Surrey, Edmonton, Consort and Cochrane while continuing to maintain the farm for most of these years.

Karl had a yearning for live horse racing; his family members and travelling companions typically got to learn where most of the thoroughbred racetracks were while exploring different cities throughout North America. His love of a good card game was evident to all who knew him, as there were many nights spent around the kitchen table with family and friends alike laughing while sharing stories and enjoying good company. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time at the Casino where he was always quick to make a new friend at the blackjack or backgammon table.

Karl was extremely bright with a lifelong passion for learning through the pursuit of many writings including self-described “ground-breaking theories” on the laws of physics, gravity and electricity that are copyrighted in his name. It wasn’t uncommon to find him tinkering in the garage until the early hours of the morning where he was content working on various projects and “inventions” including patents on equipment design.

As a husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; Karl was a quiet patriarch of his family. Karl could always be counted on to join in on all family events and thought nothing of travelling long distances to do so.   He was well respected by his family and many friends throughout the community. The generosity of Karl throughout his lifetime had a profound effect on many of those around him and has helped shape the foundation of the generations that will follow. He was kind, gentle, and possessed a child-like sense of humour that is attested by many of the practical jokes he enjoyed playing on those around him. Described as an all-around “good man” – Karl will be greatly missed by all.

Louie Karl Berg is survived by his three children, Darcy (Rita), Debbie (Daryl), Cindy (Brynn); eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, Kyle Stenger (Laurel), Boden & Cali, Curtis Stenger (Amber), Dustin & Riley, Ryan Berg (Carole), Dax, Wrenn, Krew, Jocelyn Johnson (Phil), Jason & Gavin, Damien Berg (Ashley), Jayda, Chase, Danni, Brenden Berg (Katie), Charlie, Harington, Fenton, Danton Berg (Stephanie) Knox, Troy Teichrib (Jessie), Liberty Laughlin, Lincoln Laughlin, Zara Laughlin; sister, Margaret “Peggy” Telford of Calgary Alberta; three nephews and their family, Harington Telford (Sue), Shane Telford (Pam), Shelby, Cameron, Austin & Rayanne, Derrick Telford (Sue), Evan

Karl was predeceased by his wife Dianne (Postnikoff) Berg (Jan 27, 2019); brother-in-law, Richard Telford (June 2019); father-in-law, Henry Andrew Post (April 2000); mother-in-law, Cora “May” Post (Feb 2013); mother, Helen Mary (nee Hawes) Berg (July 1986), brother, Alfred Robert “Harington” Berg (June 1966), father, Louie K Berg (May 1955).

Due to the current Covid restrictions the family is planning a celebration (early summer) at Evergreen Cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On January 9, 2021 at 2:21 pm Charlene Engler Said:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Berg family. Your Dad was always such a pleasure to visit with. Sincerely, Richard and Charlene Engler

  2. On January 10, 2021 at 10:08 am Vicki Hansford Said:

    I wish your family peace and comfort as you grieve. I will miss Karl too. I first met Karl when I was nine years old at his family farm when visiting there with my Aunty Peg. Karl was much my senior; yet as we aged, the difference in our ages meant less, and common interests meant more. We both loves science. It was our friendship bond. At family gatherings we would sit and discuss his current investigations, and our banter back and forth was always enjoyable. It made me smile and brought tears to my eyes when I was reminded in his eulogy of his quick wit and playfulness. I could see his beautiful smile and the light in his eyes at the pleasure he felt in making people laugh. I will miss Karl too! Love and hugs to your family. ❤️

  3. On January 10, 2021 at 10:46 pm Viktor Alseth Berge Said:

    I feel very houmble for the opportunity my dad Knut Ståle and I had to meet and get to know Karl, we are very thankful for his friendship.
    Our deepest condolences to all our Berg family.

    Viktor and Knut Ståle.