Tamera “Tammy” Lynn (Johnson) Berg, 55, of Clarkfield, Minnesota passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, after a brain hemorrhage took her much too soon. She was surrounded by her husband, daughters, parents, sister, nieces, and grandson, as well as the hopes and prayers of so many who loved her.
Tammy was born on December 28th, 1966, at the Peterson Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Ronald Johnson and Mary (Schmidt) Johnson. She was the oldest of 4 Children.
Tammy graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1985. She continued her education at Southwest State University in Marshall, earning her bachelor’s degree in business in 1989. Tammy then started working at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital in 1990 and worked her way up to the position of Materials Manager. She was amazing at her job, but more than that, she loved what she did and the people she had the opportunity to work with.
Tammy met Scott when she was 15; they were best friends. If you heard Scott calling out “Pup” (an affectionate nickname) you knew he was looking for Tammy. They married on July 13th, 1991, at Clarkfield Lutheran Church in Clarkfield, MN, and from that love blossomed 4 beautiful girls: Desiree, Shawna, Alexis, and Jenessa. Tammy also cherished her many nieces and nephews and loved being an aunt. Later in life she was blessed with two grandchildren, Brenna and Owen. She was the best grandma who loved her grandbabies beyond measure. She always talked about how excited she was to watch them grow.
Tammy was loved by everyone she met. She had a contagious smile that was genuine and kind. She never missed an opportunity to make someone feel special and showed compassion to everyone she crossed paths with. She would do anything for anyone who needed her.
Tammy was known for her big curly hair, her distinct cough, and her crooked duck lips. Her favorite people were her family, and she blessed them every day with her unconditional love, support, and graceful presence. Tammy enjoyed reading in bed with a bowl of sunflower seeds propped on her chest. She cherished her cheerleading days in high school and college and went on to cheer for her girls in high school danceline every winter weekend! Tammy claimed to not love dogs, but she loved their dogs, Sasha, Iggy, and Emmy so much (especially when she thought no one was looking.) Tammy’s order of a breakfast burrito and a caramel frappe or Coke was known by the workers at McDonalds every weekday before work. On weekends, she loved a bowl of cereal (morning, noon, or night) and watching TV with her family. Tammy was the head s’mores maker, bonfire lover, the family reunion planner and hostess, and the hobby lobby junkie. She enjoyed planning her girls’ important events from graduations to weddings and would put so much time and energy into every last detail. The last few years her favorite things were fantasy football and working on how to decorate the house again after another remodel. Scott and Tammy’s farm was host to numerous large family gatherings with her best-known desserts of Strawberry Fluff and Angel Food Cake, which will continue to be a family favorite in honor of Tammy.
Her girls will always cherish their walks down the driveway, and watching Titanic, Pearl Harbor and Dirty Dancing repeatedly with their mom.
Tammy is survived by her parents, Ronald and Mary Johnson; husband, Scott; her daughters, Desiree (James) Petrich, Shawna (Trent) Kuechenmeister, Alexis and Jenessa Berg; grandchildren: Brenna and Owen; siblings, Sheila (Randy) Dyrdahl, Tim Johnson, Tara (Chris) Bogle; sisters-in-law, Natalie Laechelt and Brenda (Perry) Peterson; brothers-in-law, Richard Berg and Tim Berg, and many nieces and nephews.
Tammy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Rollin & Doris Johnson; maternal grandparents, Willard & Helen Schmidt; mother-in-law, Darlyne Breyfogle; father-in-law, Earl Berg; sister-in-law, Cindy Berg, and brother-in-law, Mark Laechelt.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 from 9 AM to noon at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall, followed by the funeral service at 12 PM. Interment to follow in the Clarkfield City Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will continue around a bonfire following the service at 6:30 PM at the family farm at 4151 290th Ave., Clarkfield.
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