Leonard A. Berg, 73, of Brunsville, IA passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brunsville. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.
Leonard was born on January 18, 1949 to Axel and Doris (Kemp) Berg in Cherokee, IA. He was united in marriage to Mary (Breedlove) Berg on June 8, 1968 and they had three children. Leonard started his career at Peterbilt as a diesel mechanic and Condon Motors. He also restored and raced stock cars in his spare time. Leonard joined the 185th Air Guard on April 26, 1983. He had a long career with the military and took many trips overseas to England, Korea, Panama and Italy. He retired from the military on June 30, 2003 as a Sr. Master Sergeant.
Leonard was a licensed private pilot and gave flying lessons at Airways Airport. He also taught classes at WITCC and had the first testing center in Sioux City. He also wrote and produced country music and had many songs purchased through BMI. He performed his music at the Palamino Club in California and at the Grand Ol’ Opry. He was a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoyed that with his kids. Leonard also was a member of the Shrines and American Legion in Brunsville.
Leonard is survived by his girlfriend, Bonnie Simmons, two daughters, Christine Comstock, Alissa (Jeremy) Meyer, three grandchildren: Sydney Comstock (Michael Valedez), Chaeli (Lars) Smith, Blade Meyer, one great-grandchild, Cayden Smith, two sons, Andrew (Allison) Berg, and sons Drew and Caleb Berg, David (Nancy) Benna, and daughters Emily and Anna Benna, one brother, Ron Berg.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, two sisters, Gladys Berg and Lois Scheer, one brother, Axel Jr. Berg and his grandparents.