June K. Berg - Valentine's Day 2007
- Published on Thursday, 05 June 2008 14:44
- Written by Stanton O. Berg
Once again because of the cruel grip of Alzheimer’s, I must turn to God for the delivery of this message to a place in your heart.
We first met in the spring of 1951 while we were both 23 years of age. I was home on leave from the Army.
My father Tom made the introductions. Little did he know what a special gift he gave me at that moment. Little could he have known that you would become both the love and light of my life. Little could he have known that while I was searching for a Rose he presented me with an Orchid.
You were a once in a lifetime find.
While I had many faults, you had none. You overlooked my many shortcomings and loved me just the same. Like God, You always forgave and forgot my failures.
(Photo above on the right taken in 1991)
I remember the time when we sought to avoid later family stresses by locating our final resting place early. You then told me that if something happened to me you would not remarry. I stood silent wanting to change the subject. Let me now respond,
“and neither would I.”
Thank you June for a wonderful life and 55 years of unconditional love.
(Published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Valentines Day) Wednesday - February 14th, 2007
Classifieds – “Lovelines” section.
Notes: On October 23rd, 2008 June passed away after almost eleven years of an exhausting battle with Alzheimer’s. June's last three years and 8 plus months were in an Alzheimer’s facility. Her last years were at the Alzheimer’s “Villa” of the Benedictine Health Care Center of Innsbruck, New Brighton, MN. See the funeral notice as published in the Minneapolis Star - Tribune. It is located on the top blue navigation strip under the label: “In Memoriam”. Click on: “June K. (Rolstad) Berg – In Memoriam”.