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Marilyn Y (Lavold) Berge

June 22, 1927 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 90)

Marilyn (Lavold) Berge, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Vernon Manor in Viroqua.  She was born on June 22, 1927, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Lacrosse and was the third of four girls of Peter and Gladys (Christopherson) Lavold.  Marilyn was baptized at the Main Street Lutheran Church in Viroqua (now known as Good Shepherd Lutheran Church).  She grew up on a family farm on Three Chimney Road between Viroqua and Westby.  She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1946.  After graduating, she worked for the State Bank of Viroqua.  On February 21, 1949, she married Marcus “Mickey” Berge and farmed with him in Folsom, in the Township of Franklin.  She was a member of the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church.  Marilyn had two sons, Milan and Charles.  Marilyn remained active and lived on the family farm until her recent illness. 

She is survived by her son Charles, and her sister Gloria Rude of rural Viroqua, many nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Peter (1975, and Gladys (1964), her husband, Marcus “Mickey” (1984), her son Milan (2010), her sister Cleo Reed of Middleton, Wisconsin (2017), and her sister Patricia Harrington of Memphis, Tennessee (1999).

Christian Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, they may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Blessed be the memory of Marilyn Berge. Online condolences may be left at


The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua of Viroqua is proudly serving the family. 

 Service Information

August 4, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thorson Funeral Home
856 South Rusk Ave
Viroqua, WI 54665

Funeral Service
August 5, 2017

11:00 AM
Kickapoo United Lutheran Church
County Road J
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655

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