June K. Berg - Valentine's Day - 2007
- Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2007 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 my 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 of June and Stanon 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. Because of the death of my natural father at age 55, I did not expect to live to an old age
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 – “Lovelines” Section.)
After an almost 12 year journey into the shadows of Alzheimer's, early one morning in late October 2008, an exhausted June felt God's gentle touch on her shoulder and heard the words: "Come Home June!" As June lay like a wounded soldier on a battlefield, it was God's Angels that ushered June into a Heavenly Kingdom to the sound of a chorus of Angels...and into June's new home, a "Mansion on the Hilltop", where there is no pain, nor illness nor tears...June's funeral notice as published in the Minneapolis Star in October 2008 can be seen on this website in the drop down menu under the "In Memoriam" label - just Click on: