Sandra Berg


Sandra (Janz) Berg, 76, Columbus, ND, was surrounded by family when she went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, following a 6-year battle with cancer.  Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.  For those not attending, the service will be livestreamed on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.  Interment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Sandra was born December 9, 1945, to Harvey and Lorraine (Schimming) Janz in Fargo, ND, where she grew up and attended school.  After graduating from Fargo High in 1963, she worked at Herbst Department Store, Sears in the bookkeeping department and at Stockmen’s Supply in West Fargo.

On December 9, 1967, she married the love of her life, Keith Berg, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND.  In 1971, she and Keith moved to Columbus, ND, where she worked for Great Plains Supply for over 20 years.  She was also secretary/treasurer of Forthun Township of Burke County for over thirty years.  Sandy was especially fond of horses, of which she and Keith had many in over the 54 years they were married.  She also loved her many dogs they had over the years, especially Gander, a golden retriever, who was of great comfort to her the last six years.

Sandy had a passion for gardening.  She harvested and canned her produce, always sharing the fruits of her labor.  She planted flowers every spring and enjoyed them all summer long.

Sandy is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbus, ND, where she was very active.  She was the church treasurer for 18 years, ending that position 2 years into her illness.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Keith Berg, of Columbus, ND; sister Janet (Janz) Loomer of Sheldon, ND; sisters-in-laws and their husbands Marsha and Raymond Monson of Bismarck, ND, and Colleen and John Ghirardelli of Springfield, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children, all of whom were special to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Lorraine (Schimming) Janz; her in-laws, Magne and Lyleen (Sitler) Berg; nephew, Joey Ghirardelli; and brother-in-law Butch Loomer.

In lieu of plants and flowers memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus, ND or St. Jude’s Hospital.

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So very sorry to hear of the passing of Sandy. May she rest now in the love of our lord Jesus. Our deepest sympathy and prayers. Wayne and Deb Clemenson June and Dean Edmunds

Very sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Darrell and Gail Olson

Keith, so sorry to hear the passing of Sandy. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. May God give you his peace in the days ahead.

So very sorry for your loss of Sandy! She was such a fun person and cousin. She w

Sandy was a great neighbor and friend. She was always generous and kind. If I forgot to buy something at the grocery store, I could always borrow from Sandy. She shared her garden veggies. Every year I got cabbage and beans. Tomatoes and beets were offered too. I got dill when mine was all dried up. Sandy liked to mow grass, ride her horse, haul hay and combine. Sandy had a wonderful sense of humor, and we giggled like school girls sometimes. We exchanged recipes. The thought of going to the farm and not having Sandy close by saddens me. May Sandy rest in peace. Keith, may you find comfort in your faith and the wonderful memories.

So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was so special and you two had such a wonderful life together. My heart goes out to you all. Cousin, Paula

We have missed Sandy and Keith so much in the past years because of covid and cancer, unable to get together. We are so thankful for all the good memories of good times through the years. Our love and prayers for Keith and all of Sandy’s family.