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Vivian H. Berg

Vivian H. Berg

November 13, 2017

Vivian H. (Grohn) Berg, 86, of Eau Claire passed away on Monday November 13, 2017 at Dove Healthcare West in Eau Claire.

Vivian was born November 19, 1930 to Otto and Hertha (Wiese) Grohn at home in the township of Seymour, east of Eau Claire. Vivian's family moved to a farm in the Chippewa Bottoms, 10 miles south of Elk Mound when she was 10 years old. She graduated in 1948 from Aggie High School in Menomonie, WI where she was involved in forensic, plays, and chorus. After graduating, Vivian had worked in Eau Claire at Deluxe Bakery, Barstow Eat Shop, and Shedd Brown. She met Omer Berg and they were married on October 20, 1951, and to that union, four children were born. When the children were older she went back to work. First at Fabri-Tek, Howard Johnson (waitress), and Graphic Printing. Then Vivian found long term employment at the Eau Claire Student Transit where she worked for 16 years, before retiring in 1986. During retirement she worked part-time as a school crossing guard.

Vivian had a strong Christian faith and was a long time member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She sang in the Senior Choir and was active in the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Womens Missionary League. Vivian enjoyed growing in her faith by attending Bible Studies and Sharing God's word. In the latter years, she designated herself as the full time "Greeter" for church services.

Vivian spent weekends with her family and friends, camping and fishing. She attended school sports and functions for her children and grandchildren. Vivian enjoyed gardening and crocheting. In her earlier years she was known for her cake decorating and her famous baked beans. Also, for singing for weddings and funerals.

Vivian is survived by her children, Sue (Steve) Mathison of Eau Claire, Orville (Sue) Berg of Eau Claire, and Angela (David) Cook of Colfax; Son-in-law, Greg Quilling of Virginia; grandchildren: Aaron (Maggie) Mathison of Burnsville, MN; Brent (Kristen) Mathison of Hudson, WI; Sarah (Travis) Tompkins of Eau Claire, Amy (Abel) Peterson of Monroe, WA; Marcus (Amber) Quilling of Wilson, WI; Andrew Quilling of Virginia; Cody Cook of Eau Claire, and Courtney Cook of Colfax; great-grandchildren: Blake and Hannah Mathison, Joelle, Nolan, and Cora Mathison, Kailee Berg and Payton Tompkins, Claire and Della Peterson, and Emmy and Cade Quilling; sister-in-laws Geraldine Grohn and Phyllis Grohn, and cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Omer; and daughter, Laurie Quilling; sisters and brothers, Lawrence (Hilda) Grohn and Lucille (Carl and Bert) Hehl/ Schwiebert and Gordon (Lois) Grohn and Victor Grohn and Gloria (Jerome) Sneen.

Funeral services for Vivian will be held at 11 am Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 Fall Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703 with Rev. Timothy Heupel officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday November 24, 2017 at Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, in the township of Washington immediately following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorials be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or a Charity of the donor's choice. Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

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Visitation will take place at Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 4-7 pm and at the church Saturday morning from 10 am until the time of service.


Funeral service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with Pastor Timothy Heupel officiating.