Dennis W. Berg


    Berg, Dennis W. Age 81, of Eagan and Fayal Township, passed away December 20, 2017. Preceded in death by wife, Janice; parents; 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Survived by son Greg (Delvin) Berg; daughters Becky (Dave) Ronken, Chris (Keith) Golden, and Jackie (Randy) McMahon; grandchildren Joe (Christi Berczyk) Sonnichsen and John (Kristi) Sonnichsen, Finn and Brigid Golden, and Lawrence and Angel Berg; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters Lola Fulkes and Beverly Stengrim; many other relatives and friends. Memorial service Saturday, January 13 at 1 p.m. at Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, 2901 38th Ave South, Mpls. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred to Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

    He was member of Midwest Deaf Golfers Association and first joined MDGA tournament in 1959 at Highland Park Golf Course in St. Paul, MN. He participated MDGA tournaments for 12 years.  He served Co-Chairman MDGA Tournament in 1986 at Braemer Country Club in Edina, MN.  He also served MDGA publicity director in 1979 and Vice-President in 1986.


Lawrence “Larry” BOS

    Age 82, of Saint Paul, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2017. Larry joins his beloved wife, Elaine (nee Pihlstrom); parents, Lawrence Sr. and Ethel; sister Katherine Ann Hanson; and dear friends, who preceded him in death. Larry is survived by brother John and members of the Bos, Stoner and Pihlstrom families of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Larry also leaves behind a host of close friends, including those who cared for him in the last years of his life, especially Bobbi Cordano & Mary Baremore (Elliot & Jonathan), Anita & Tim Buel, and Carole & Tom Virnig (Sean, Chet & Nanette). Larry was grateful for the support of friends and his church community at Bread of Life Deaf Church, especially in the years following Elaine’s death. Larry attended the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and later settled in Minnesota with Elaine. He proudly worked for 37 years for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press in the printing department. He was also a leader in the Deaf Community in Minnesota. His contributions included serving on the board of DEAF; serving as an active member of the Minnesota Deaf Golfer’s Association (men’s) for nearly his entire adult life, and staying involved in his church. He loved his friends in the Deaf Community and the rich support and experiences that were created over his lifetime. A service celebrating Larry’s life will be held at 10:00 am on March 16, 2018, at Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, 2901 38th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406. A gathering of family and friends will begin 1 hour prior to service. No perfumes or other scents please. Memorials are preferred to Metro Deaf School, 1471 Brewster St., Saint Paul, MN 55108 and/or Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, 2901 38th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406.

    Published in Pioneer Press from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2018

    He was a long time member of Midwest Deaf Golfers Association and joined his first MDGA tournament in 1960 at DelBrook Country Club in Delavan, WI.  He participated the tournaments for 33 years.  He was MDGA Tournament Chairman in 1965 at Hiawatha Golf Course in MN; Served as Vice-President in 1970 and Secretary/Treasurer for 6 years (1987-1992); Also served as MDGA Hall of Fame Chairman for 9 years (1995-2003). He inducted MDGA Hall of Fame in 1991.