Richard W. Berg, known to friends and family as Rich, 59, of Menomonie passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021.

Rich’s first and forever passion was music. He was a skilled guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who dedicated his life to the entertainment and joy of others. He took pride in his talents, his work ethic, and in the accomplishments of his brothers, children, and grandchildren. Rich enjoyed an active lifestyle, spending much time camping, hiking, biking, and taking off-road vehicle rides.

Rich loved and was loved by his wife, Sherry Berg. In addition to his wife, Rich is survived by his sons, Devin (Lauren) Berg and Joshua Bahr; Sherry’s daughters, Treena (Evan) Limberatos and Tara (Aaron) Bonte; grandchildren, Nora and Olin Berg and Damien Limberatos; brother, Robert (Tari) Berg; sisters, Shelly (Steve) Anderson and Rebecca (John) Stafford; biological father, William Carpenter; and close friend and fellow musician, Gary Juniper.

Rich was preceded in death by his father, Roger Berg; mother, Marlys Berg; and brothers, Rodney Berg and Steven Carpenter.

A visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 11:00 am, luncheon will follow. Burial will follow the luncheon at Hay River Lutheran Church Cemetery in Wheeler, WI.

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  1. Rich was an amazing man and teacher…He always had a smile on his face…He will be missed and will never be forgotten…Karaoke nights at Oles will never be the same…
    Soar high Rich and sing with the 😇

  2. I only worked with Rich from March until this past week at Walmart DC but I enjoyed working with him. He was very patient and kind while trying to help me learn the job and had a wonderful sense of humor. I will most definitely miss him! You are in my prayers!

  3. Rich, wàs a great guy, and will be surely missed by all whoever had the pleasure to know him!! My thoughts, and prayers go out to his family, and loved ones!!

  4. Sherry and family, I am so sorry to learn of Rich’s passing. It seems like just yesterday I was visiting with him.I wish I’d had an opportunity to know him better. Every time I did spend with him was good and enjoyable. You have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you during this sad time. Dale

  5. Sherry- My heart goes out to you all during this very difficult time. I hope you can find peace in all the memories you were able to make. Thinking of you all. Love Chris

  6. My sincere condolences to your family. I will never understand your passing way before your time. You were an amazing man and an even better friend, So much passion
    and patience, and a love of music that Cant be explained with words but I felt it everything you sang or played. Heaven has gained an angel that will have the heavens dancing and singing. So this is were I say goodbye for now…I’ll sing with you again someday.

  7. I am so sorry for the loss of this great man. He did my late husband and I wedding in 2018 and it was amazing. He will forever be remembered and his talents will never go unheard. Especially for the love of music. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. My heart is breaking for the sky has lost a shining star. Rich made Ole’s karaoke fun. His talent is second to none. I will miss that I can just walk into Ole’s on a Thursday night and know he has my songs waiting for me.
    May wonderful memories get you through this time of sorrow. All my love and sympathy.

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