Omar M. Berg

March 6, 1935-Feb. 17, 2020

Omar M. Berg, 84, Far-

go, went to be with his

heavenly Father on Febru-

ary 17, 2020.

He was born on March

6, 1935 to Olaf and Myrtle

(Sveen) Berg in Bottineau

and was raised on the

family farm outside of

Landa, ND. He graduated

from Bottineau High

School in 1952 and at-

tended North Dakota State

University in Fargo for a

short time before moving

back to the family farm-

stead to farm and ranch

with his father. He met

Audrey (Arens) when

they were both on a trip to

the Holy Land. They were

married in 1977 and

moved into their own

place on the family farm.

A man of strong Chris-

tian faith, Omar was a

member of Lesje Lutheran

Church, a local church

near Souris where he was

active throughout his en-

tire life until it closed in

2013. He also loved music

and would often sing in

church either by himself

or with groups. An ac-

complished horseman,

Omar also enjoyed riding

horses. On family vaca-

tions to camps with

horses, he would always

request a horse with

“spunk” and a chance to

exhibit his horsemanship

skills. Active most of his

life and well into retire-

ment, Omar also played

baseball, basketball and a

good game of steal sticks

or ante over with anyone

who wanted to join him –

including his favorite op-

ponents, his grandkids.

After he retired from

farming he was very ac-

tive with the Gideons and

would often volunteer his

time with various organi-

zations and with friends

or family who needed

rides, help with chores or

a visit to keep them com-


Omar loved his family

and friends, and especial-ly enjoyed spending time

with his two grandchil-

dren, John and Kaisa. He

moved from the family

farm near Souris to Fargo

in 2013 to be closer to

them. He enjoyed being

close enough to swing by

anytime to spend time

with them. Attending

their school, church and

sporting events was a

favorite activity. When he

couldn’t attend in person,

he would tell them to

“score an extra two points

for grandpa!” and then

listen intently to see how

they had performed or

played. Throughout the

years he also attended

many family trips and

created a lifetime of im-

pactful memories.

Omar loved a good joke

or prank and would have

a twinkle in his eye when

he knew he had “got ya!”

He would often bet you “a

medium M&M Blizzard”

when he was sure he was

right. Many of us still owe

him one.

After moving to Fargo,

Omar found a wonderful

group of friends at his

new church that he cher-

ished. Many thanks to

each of them for making

his life so rich and full.

Family: Omar is sur-

vived by his children Re-

bekah (Matthew) Tomp-

kins, West Fargo and

Christian (Shannone)

Berg, Granville, NY;

grandchildren John and

Kaisa Tompkins; sister

Juli (Arlen) Severson and

many nieces and


Omar is reunited in

heaven with: his wife,

Audrey, and parents, Olaf

and Myrtle Berg and

many other treasured fam-

ily and friends.

Memorial Service: 10

a.m. Saturday, February

22, 2020, at Triumph

Lutheran Brethren Church

in West Fargo.

Visitation: an hour be-

fore the service.

Burial: Lesje Lutheran

Cemetery, rural Souris,

ND, at a later date.

West Funeral Home &

Life Tribute Center