Shirley Kay Berg-Asher (61) of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Altamont


Published on March 20 2014 8:50 am

Shirley Berg-Asher 61 years old formerly of Altamont, presently living in St. Louis, died on Wednesday March, 19 2014 at the St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, Missouri.
Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning March 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.  Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 6:00 pm-8:00pm on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the J. B. Smith Funeral Home, 777 Oakwood Drive, Fenton, Missouri. There will be a visitation on Saturday March 22 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont beginning at 9:00 AM until funeral services at 
the church.  Burial Rites will be conducted by at Union Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. 
Shirley Kay Berg was born May 4, 1952 in St. Elmo, Illinois. She was the second child born into the Christian family of Raymond and Marion (Kirchoff) Berg.  Shirley grew up with brothers Roger, Jerry and Larry and her sister Brenda where they all spent time in life working at the family business as Berg Texaco in Altamont.  Shirley was baptized and confirmed her faith at the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she also received her elementary education.  She graduated from Altamont Community High School with the class of 1970. She then received her Registered Nursing degree from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1973. Shirley married Hans Peter Asher on August 1, 1976 in the Ascension Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 10, 1991.  Shirley was most proud of her nursing profession where her last employment was with the St. Vincent's Division of the DePaul Hospital; St. Louis, MO.  Shirley was a big proponent of the Lutheran Schools, education and the reading programs for children. She also spent many hours with the Boy Scout Troop #319 sponsored by the Webster Gardens Lutheran Church.
Memorials they may be directed to the Boy Scout Troop 319 % L. Greve, at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church, 1018 Oakland, St. Louis, Missouri, 63122 or the ALIS (Altamont Lutheran Interparish School) reading programs for students, and or the Donor's choice.
She is survived by Her: Father: Raymond Paul Berg of Altamont, Illinois...1-Son: Clark Peter Asher of St. Louis, Missouri...1-Daughter: Erica Rose Asher of St. Louis, Missouri...3-Brothers: Roger (wife, Claudia) Berg of Altamont, Illinois, Jerry (wife, Margaret) Berg of Hinsdale, Illinois and Larry (wife, Margaret) Berg of Azle, Texas...1-Sister: Brenda Sue Berg of Carbondale, Illinois...Several Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
She was preceded in death by Her:  Mother: Marion Florence Kirchoff-Berg  Husband: Hans Peter Asher
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