Flags to fly at half-staff for fallen firefighter who contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 3:39 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 5:34 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Flags will fly at half-staff in Wisconsin to honor a volunteer firefighter who died after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty, according to Governor Tony Evers.

North Prairie volunteer firefighter Gary E. Berg died Oct. 19 at the age of 54.

Gov. Evers stated that Berg served the state and North Prairie for 36 years.

“Kathy and I extend our deepest sympathies to Gary’s family and loved ones, the North Prairie Fire Department, and the North Prairie community,” Evers said. “We are thinking of them during this incredibly difficult time as they mourn this loss and honor Gary’s life and service to our state.”

Evers noted Berg was a husband, father, grandfather and community member, adding “The state of Wisconsin is forever grateful for his service, selflessness, and sacrifice.”

In an update Friday, Governor Tony Evers stated that funeral services for Berg had been rescheduled.

Update: Flags will now fly at half-staff for Gary Berg on Saturday, Oct. 30, Gov Tony Evers announced Thursday. His funeral services will be held in Genesee on Saturday, Oct. 30 before he is laid to rest in North Prairie.

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