Aug. 7, 1990-March 14, 2013
Dustin Berg (Tschetter), 22, of Forest Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
Dustin was born on August 7, 1990 and lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area until he moved to Forest Lake in 1994. He began his educational journey at Forest Lake Elementary and was a proud graduate of the Forest Lake High School Class of 2009.
Dustin was a talented athlete and focused on baseball and basketball. Later, his interests turned to snowboarding, dirt biking, and jet skiing.
Dustin's passion for the outdoors was by far his strongest interest. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. He loved music of all sorts, his beloved canine friends (Ginger, Annie, Dexter, Chuck, and Zues), hanging out with his buddies, and most of all, his younger brother Jacob.
Jacob was his dearest treasure, and he will continue to watch over him forever.
Dustin was very proud to begin his first "real" job at the Blacksmith's Lounge in Hugo, Minn. The staff was instrumental in leading him into the working world.
He then pursued a career at Paladin Academy, where he was employed as a para-educator for the past two years. He was a valued colleague and member of the school "family." Dustin was an integral part of his students' lives. His connection to students was one of commitment, understanding, and a "learn with me" attitude. The students and staff will cherish him dearly.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Lewis and Ethel Haverkamp, and Donnie Tschetter.
Surviving Dustin are his parents, Jody (Haverkamp) Tschetter and Jeff Tschetter, and Kenneth Berg; brother, Jacob Tschetter; grandparents, Karen and Roger Berg and Barbara (Tschetter) Timperley; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Mattson Funeral Home, Forest Lake. Following the service, a Celebration of Life gathering was held at the American Legion Hall in Forest Lake.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, continuing one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Dustin's smile, laughter, humor, kindheartedness, and adventurous and free spirited attitude will be remembered always. We thank him for bringing happiness and joy to all of us. He lives in our hearts and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We love you!