The Billings Outpost

Marvin A. Berg

Marvin A. Berg, 86, a rancher and a self-employed building contractor who also was a musician and appeared in a movie, died Feb. 5, 2014, at Aspen Meadows Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Lewistown, the son of Almon and Inga J. (Sondeno) Berg. He was raised on the family ranch in Lennep and attended grade school there. He graduated from Harlowton High School in 1945.

He married Thelma Marie Hanson on Dec. 8, 1948, at the American Lutheran Church in Harlowton. Most of his years were spent ranching and as a self-employed building contractor.

Mr. Berg played drums with the “Berg Orchestra” and played the organ for parties and special occasions. He played the drums in the Harlowton Kiwanis Show for many years and with the Musselshell Mud Cats.

He played the part of the minister for the wedding scene in the movie “Heartland,” and he and his wife were flown to New York City for the premiere.

He had been named Volunteer of the Year by the city of Harlowton.

Survivors include his wife; children, Steven Berg of Billings and Myrna Mysse and Greg Berg of Harlowton; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at American Lutheran Church in Harlowton. The Rev. Jan Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Memorials be sent to American Lutheran Church in Harlowton.

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