Alvin Helge Berg was born in Climax, Minnesota on October 9, 1922, the second of six children born to Hans and Olga Berg. He graduated from Climax High School in 1941, and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He served aboard the USS Octans as a surgery assistant and was discharged in February 1946.
Alvin married Glo Grosfield while on a two-week leave in June 1945. In 1951, Alvin started working for the Fargo Police Department where he retired. He was active in the Pontoppidan Lutheran church serving on the deacon board and as president of the men's club.
He is survived by two sons, Alvin (Sharon), Richard, both Fargo; two daughters, Ruth (David) Stensland, Anne (David) Snyder, both Fargo; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Hans, Lawrence and Russell Berg and one sister Myrtle Brandon. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Evelyn Mondich.