On Tuesday evening, May 6, 2014, the golden radio voice of David Berg fell silent. David was a man of many talents and stories.
The talent that you noticed right off the bat when you first met David was his golden voice. David started in radio and television in California, where he was born and raised in dairy country west of San Diego. He worked as the radio person/photographer for the San Diego Padres, worked with Wolfman Jack, was Michael Reagen’s talk show producer, a policeman, a stand-up comic, a published author and a professional clown.
David was born on Dec. 7, 1937, in El Centro, Calif., to Hannah Yvonne and David Leroy Fulwiler I.
His artistic talents were recognized early in his life. As a teenager, the local police department would pick him up from school to use him as a sketch artist, he also continued doing work as a sketch artist in Yellowstone county. He played drums in the school band, was a drummer in a Scottish pipe band and a member of the Shrine in Billings.
David loved his country and served in the Navy as a medic and was honorably discharged on Oct. 23, 1957. He played drums in the Marine Marching Band while in the service.
David married Mary Senic in California and had one child, David L. Fulwiler, III. David and Mary later divorced and David headed to Montana, where he met and married Donnalee Schwend on Sept. 5, 1998.
During David’s time in Montana, he changed the landscape of radio and television. He worked for Northern Broadcasting Company and began the first statewide talk show, known as Berg in the Morning, and then changed to the Voices of Montana. David also began Road Watch Montana, which also continues today on several radio stations and on Q2 in Billings. While at Q2, he also did a daily cartoon called Q2Toons, which were usually political in nature, as David was a very well-liked conservative who changed the landscape of politics in Montana.
He is survived by his wife Donnalee, son David, sister Delphine Tovar; brothers Jim and Alan Fulwiler, and Ed Wilkenson. Along with his children he married into, Tim & Colleen Moullet, Huntley, Chip & Tracy Siemion, Huntley & Cody & Kara Lee Schwend, St. Xavier, and grandchildren, Tiffany & Bethany Moullet, Stormy & Cady Siemion, Steven & Conner Schwend. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Kathryn “Katie.”
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Faith Chapel, 517 Shiloh Rd, Billings, Mt . Interment with Military Honors will be at Mountview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children Hospital.