Berg Julia Lee Berg, born 4/21/90; died 8/10/05 from complications following gallbladder surgery. Beloved daughter of Welcome Jerde and Dan Berg; sister of Hannah Berg. Also survived by uncles and aunts John and Eileen Berg, Mark and Robin Jerde, Jan Bergman and Dyce Gayton; cousins; and countless friends. Julia loved music, movies, roller coasters, travel, and her many friends. She was to be a sophomore in the IB Program at Southwest High School this fall. She was a complex, courageous, smart and challenging young woman. Julia struggled with depression. She was upfront about it and worked hard at managing it, and recently told friends she was truly happy. She was an advocate for justice and spoke of taking her activism to new levels in the year ahead. She recently completed a Unity Summer internship through First Universalist Church, where she worked with the local Sierra Club in grassroots organizing and issue research. Like many teens, Julia was searching for her voice and for her place in the world. We have no doubt that she was on the right track and would have made this a better world. We grieve the loss of our dear daughter, but we know that she will live forever in the love and acts of justice of her friends and family. Visitation Sun Aug 14, 5-8pm, Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave S. Service Mon Aug 15, 11am, First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Sierra Club, 2327 E. Franklin Ave, Mpls 55406, or the Julia Berg Memorial Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, 80 S. 8th St #800, Mpls 55402.

Published on August 12, 2005

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