Pastor Bernie Baerg, 83, of Ooltewah, died Sunday May 19, 2019.
A native of Salt Lake City, he was a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor and missionary.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Betty Jo (Gaitens); his daughter Joyan, and his great-granddaughter Maggie Sue.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jeannie; sons , Steven, Daniel, Wayne, Garth, and daughters Perri, Anne and Maeva, together with their spouses; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Jerry Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Collegedale Memorial Park.
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There will be no visitation prior to the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.