ORRVILLE — Merle Edwin Berg age 87, of Orrville, passed away on December 10, 2020, following a period of declining health.
He was born June 12th, 1933, to Milton and Ila (Lowe) Berg and married Arlene Frase on January 15, 1955. He farmed until he started working at Smith Dairy in 1954, working for 41 years, and retiring in 1995. Merle enjoyed traveling with his wife and watching and supporting the Red Riders, Cavaliers, Indians and Steelers sporting teams.
He is survived by his wife Arlene, four children, Duane Berg, Linda Berg and Denise Steiner, all of Orrville, and son Jeff (Lisa) Berg of Massillon; three grandchildren, Ashley and Amanda Steiner, and Katelyn Berg; and four siblings, Marge Lehman of Orrville, Norm (Connie) Berg of Florida, Nelly (Jim) Nickles of Smithville, and Pauline (Bill) Hudson of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Curt Berg, sister-in-law, Betty Berg, brother-in-law, Dick Lehman, sister, Edna Hostetler, brother-in-law Irvin Hostetler, and son-in-law Daniel Steiner.
Friends may call on Monday, December 14, 2020, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Services will follow at 2:00 pm on Monday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Don E. Bolich officiating. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to posted signs and spacing limitations. Seating may be limited.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA, 22215, diabetes.org.
Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.