Posted 12/20/16 (Tue)
Lisa (Berg) Barkie, 47, of Watford City, N.D., passed away on December 13th, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn.
Lisa was born May 10, 1969, in Williston, N.D. to Karen Faye (Sondrol) Berg and Alfred (Herman) Berg of Watford City. She attended elementary school in Watford City for a few years and then was home tutored by Julie Skurupey through her graduation in 1988. She went on to college at UND-Williston where she earned an associate degree in business. She went on to work at several different jobs including eight years in the office at the Good Shepherd Home in Watford City.
Lisa met Douglas Arnold Barkie in 1991 and they were married Dec. 18, 1993. They were blessed with a daughter, Anika Karren, on Dec. 26, 2000. Lisa loved being a wife and mother and was so proud to homeschool their daughter. She enjoyed being involved at her church, Watford City Assembly of God. She typed the bulletin for years, did supply ordering, stocked the kitchen, helped with cleaning, preparing snacks for VBS, and Bible study.
She loved spending time with family, friends, and her beloved Shih Tzu dog Sophie Ann, who was like a second baby to her. Little Sophie Ann followed her around like a shadow. Lisa looked forward to choosing flowers for and planting her many flower pots each spring. She loved the holidays and planning parties for her family and friends. She liked decorating her home, was an excellent cook, and an avid reader.
Lisa was also known for her “Bug-Bites” stories on Facebook. She had a good sense of humor and enjoyed writing about the funny mishaps of everyday life including “Big Daddy.” She had a special way with the little ones in the family and gave them her undivided attention. She liked traveling with her husband, daughter, and dogs. Lisa passed away December 13, 2016 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.
She is survived by her husband, Doug; daughter, Anika of Watford City; step daughter LaTisha (Corey) Deutsch of Bloomington, Minn.; step son, Damion (Ashley) Barkie of Williston, N.D.; step grandchildren, Isla, Lilia, and Graadin; parents Al and Karen of Watford City, N.D.; sister, Tanya (Lynn) Heiser and their children Marlie, Evan, Braden, and Halie of Watford City, N.D.; and numerous other nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Hilman and Bernice Berg and maternal grandparents Dorothy and Ernest Sondrol.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Assembly of God Church in Watford City, N.D. Pastor Sheldon McGorman will officiate and interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery, Watford City.
Friends may call at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Watford City on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.