Mr. Arlie A. Berg, Sr., of Marthasville, passed away on Thursday, April 13. He was born on May 2, 1938, in Marthasville, to the late Gottfried and Sadie Berg (nee: Borgmann). He had reached the age of 84 years.
Arlie was united in marriage to Eileen Berg (nee: Wilding) in 1959 and spent 22 wonderful years together until her passing. To this union, 5 children were born, Patti, Arlie Jr., Judy, Mary Ann, and Pam. He later married Nancy Korte. They then became a blended family with her children, Gina, Bob, and Dan, and spent 31 years together with her until her passing.
Arlie was a long-time member of St. Vincent Catholic Church in Dutzow. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He was a real community asset. Arlie spent years serving on the Rusche Park Board, Marthasville Fire Dept., Little League, Marthasville Community Club, Ambulance District Board of Directors, and Marthasville City Council as an Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem, donating his time and labor wherever needed in the community. Arlie was also a very talented local businessman in the construction industry. He was involved with softball in the community by coaching, umpiring and teaching local youth fast-pitch softball, passing along his wealth of knowledge. He pitched for the New Haven Cubs in a span that covered over 30 years, accumulating over 400 career victories and a winning percentage of over .600. Arlie was no doubt one of the best fast-pitch softball pitchers in the State of Missouri. On top of all of his giving, talents, and community involvement, he was also one of the nicest gentlemen you would ever meet. Above all, spending time with his family is what meant the most to him.
Those that are grateful for having shared in Arlie's life are his children, Patti (Steve) Schmitt, Arlie, Jr. (Kelly) Berg, Judy Lack, Mary Ann (John) Diener, and Pam Mabrey (Grant); his step-children, Gina (Norman) Hellebusch, Bob (Barb) Korte, Dan (Theresa) Korte; his 15 cherished grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Engemann. Arlie was preceded in death by his parents, Gottfried and Sadie Berg, his beloved first wife and mother of his children, Eileen Berg, and his second wife, Nancy Korte. He was a dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
A visitation for Arlie will be held from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at Martin Funeral Home - Marthasville. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Dutzow. A burial will follow at the St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Vincent's Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.