Wayde Howard, age 54, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Funeral service for Wayde will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7600 Cahill Ave., Inver Grove Heights. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Roberts Funeral Home, 8108 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights, and for an hour at the church prior to the service. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Donald Lee "Doggie" Berg, 78, long-time resident of River Falls, Spanish professor emeritus at UW-River Falls, and "best snare drummer of his generation," died suddenly on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. A founding member of the Hall Brothers Jazz Band and part-owner of the Emporium of Jazz in Mendota, Minn., he was also the catalyst for the Semester Abroad Program to Mexico at UW-River Falls. He is survived by his wife, Mimi Trudeau; sons: Clint (Freya Larson) of Nashville, and Jason (Wa Stella) of Minnetonka, Minn.; two step-sons: Brent Griffin of Burnsville, Minn., and Phillip (Jeanne) Griffin