Lenore (Lee) von Berg (nee Sliter) died peacefully in her home at Good Samaritan - Hot Springs Village, AR on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in her 94th year. She was born on September 10, 1929 in Minnesota where she spent her youth. She met and married her husband, Hans (Hono) on April 4, 1953 at the Army Chemical Centre in Edgewood, Maryland where Hans was stationed. Upon Hans's discharge they moved to Detroit where Hans completed his medical degree and Lee taught school to support them. Upon Hans's retirement in 1990 they moved to Hartura Way in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. When Hans was diagnosed with cancer, they moved to Cedar Lodge in 2012 where he knew Lee would be looked after once he was gone. Hans passed away in June 2014 and Lee had missed him dearly ever since. Lee is now back with Hans, where they will continue to be a great couple.
Lee is survived by family, nieces, nephews and friends. A special mention and thanks to Cindy Harper, her trustee who became her friend as well; to Robin, Bonnie, Nancy and Lance from Home Instead; the staff at Good Samaritan; and last but not least her “little sister” Marjan along with her husband Murray and daughter Melissa Deller from Canada who visited regularly and spoke with Lee daily these last few years.
A SPECIAL REMEMBERANCE: Aunt Lee, 93 Years Of A Life Lived.
Where do I start? I had a connection with Mrs. von Berg in the most peculiar way. It was her husband, Dr. Hans (Hano) vVn Berg that performed life-saving surgery on me when I was hours old. Lee gave me the nickname “little Melissa”, and to this day as a grown woman, she only called me “little Melissa”. It was a bond that grew out of the love we shared for Hano that grew our relationship into a strong love. Despite being over 2000 miles apart, we had weekly conversations. Lee was checking in to make sure I was staying safe with all my adventurous activities (downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking). She was an inspiration from all of her travels around the world with Hano. They saw everything from polar bears to big game in Africa and sea creatures on their scuba diving trips. Lee was always up for any venture and loved learning about cultures. She loved the arts and was very passionate about supporting art programs. Lee had an exceptional attention to detail that was showcased whenever she was in charge of planning any event. All the details were well thought out and ensured that everyone was celebrated, and leaving with a memorable experience. Lee was a strong, caring, and beautiful woman. She lived her life to the fullest, filled with love for Hano and endless adventures. Lots of love from the mountains. Melissa Deller
Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.
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