David Andrew Berg Sr. was born in Maryville, MO, on September 15, 1945. He peacefully passed away on September 8, 2023, in his residence at the Veterans Home, Warrensburg, MO. He graduated from Maryville R-2 schools and joined the US Army out of high school.
David was a Green Beret in the 7th and 12th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Order in Warrensburg, MO, and Kansas City, MO. He was a long-time parishioner of Saint John Francis Regis Catholic Church of Kansas City. David’s steadfast Catholic faith made him grateful for his blessings, even during difficult times. He had a heart filled with love for others, a big smile, and generous nature. Brightening the lives of others brought joy to his life.
David had a tremendous love of animals. He enjoyed riding horses, hunting, fishing, playing games, military parachuting, target practice, and teaching others the skills he learned throughout life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who strongly believed family always came first.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Marcella Berg, brother Earl Berg, sister-in-law Margaret Berg, brother-in-law Robert Kohler, and granddaughter Elizabeth Mitchell Busby.
David is survived by his wife, Vita Berg; four children, David (Angela) Berg Jr., Andrew (Haley Dingfelder) Berg, Stephen (Debra) Berg, and Christina (David) Mitchell; fifteen grandchildren, Andrew (Ellie), Joseph, Joey, Jackson (Katie), Kristopher, Lucas, Matthew, Daniel, Alessandra, Annalisa, Erica, Nicholas, Nathaniel; and four great-grandchildren, Nora, Milo, Nash, Oliver; three sisters, Elaine Kohler, Marty (Rod) Lumley, and Cece (Fred) Steinbauer, and many nieces, nephews, friends, and caregivers.
The family will receive friends and loved ones on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4737 N Cleveland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64117, followed by a Rosary and Remembrance at 10:00 am, and a Catholic Mass at 10:30 am. David will then be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery, 5001 NE Cookingham Dr, Kansas City, MO 64156. At 1:00 pm, David’s sisters will host a Luncheon and Strawberry Shortcake Social at St. Gabriel Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of David and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
The family greatly appreciates the care and treatment David received at the many hospitals and care facilities over the years. David considered his loving and compassionate caregivers as friends and extended family.
David is dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a kind, generous, and sometimes mischievous person who touched many lives with his smile, humor, and caring heart. He left behind a legacy of love and laughter that will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Gifts of Remembrance to these charitable organizations:
The Green Beret Foundation supports America’s Special Forces Soldiers and their Families.
The ODP Foundation – GolfWithLiz.com, David’s granddaughter’s memorial foundation, awards scholarships to women.
Knights of Columbus – St John Francis Regis Church Council provides financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled, and needy members and their families.
Knights of Columbus Council
c/o St. John Francis Regis Church
8941 James A Reed Road
Kansas City, MO 64138