Marlys “Peggy” Berg
NEW ULM – Marlys “Peggy” Berg, 74, of Dubai, UAE, formerly of New Ulm, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Dubai American Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday and 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for her family go to www.mvfh.org.
Peggy is survived by a sister, Lorna Eckstein of Marshall, her nieces and nephews, Gary Eckstein of Buffalo, Kevin Eckstein of Marshall, Brian Eckstein of Burnsville, Tim Eckstein of Belle Plaine, Cher Joel of Mankato, Paul Rewitzer of New Ulm, Audre Scheitel of Mankato, Jim Rewitzer of New Ulm, Pat Rogers of Mankato, and Tom Rewitzer of New Ulm. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Melvin and Ronald Berg; and sister, Marilyn Rewitzer.
Marlys Amanda Berg was born July 22, 1938 in New Ulm to Roman and Clara (Wilfahrt) Berg. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in New Ulm and then continued her education at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas where she earned her B.A. in English. After college, Peggy joined the Peace Corps and was deployed to Thailand as an English teacher. Following her service in the Peace Corps she stayed in Thailand and worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Bangkok. In 1969 she returned to the United States to complete her Masters degree in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh.
After completing her Masters, Peggy moved to Iran and taught English for 10 years. After a stint back in the US for several years she moved to the United Arab Emirates in 1990 to teach English at UAE University in Al Ain, UAE. In 1998 Peggy moved to Dubai to develop an English language curriculum for a new university – Zayed University. After several years of teaching at Zayed she moved into administrative positions ultimately attaining the position of Director of Administration, a position that she held until her battle with cancer began in December of 2012.
Peggy was a world traveler; traveling extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She was an avid reader and collector of Persian rugs. Peggy cared very deeply for her family and enjoyed coming home to Minnesota to visit them. She will be greatly missed. Memorials are preferred to the organization of your choice.