Bernardus Jacobus Willem Berg
September 13, 1949 ~ June 26, 2022
Delft, The Netherlands
Resided in: Lexington, Texas
Bernardus Berg, 72, of Lexington, passed away at home on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was known as Ben by family and friends and often as Mr. Ben or Wooden Shoes.
Ben was born in Delft, The Netherlands, on September 13, 1949. He studied philosophy and engineering at the University in Nijmegen and served as Recording Secretary to the PSP City Councilperson. He worked as an electrician in Paris and as an Adaptation Technician at a school in the Netherlands. He was always proud of his Dutch citizenship, keeping up with the news and taking family to visit regularly.
Ben fell in love with Carolyn and moved to the US in 1982. He was a homemaker and stay at home Dad to their kids, working tirelessly on their land, building a house, and raising animals. Active in the community, Ben attended school board meetings, 4-H activities and was the first President of the Lee County Wildlife Association.
His beloved parents Jacobus and Janny Berg de Koster precede him in death.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Carolyn Shirley; her daughter Amy and husband Keith Drosche and their two kids, Kate and Luke; their son, Nathan and wife Amy Shirlberg and their three kids, Cody, Carson, and Courtney; their daughter Leslie and husband Shawn Allman and their son Ryker.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley – La Grange or the Blue Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as the Fire Chief for 20 years.
A private family gathering will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022.