Marsha Lynn Berry

April 17, 1952 - January 18, 2020

Marsha Lynn Berry


Marsha Lynn Berry (Midget), 67, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully January 18, 2020, in Rockford, IL. She was born April 17, 1952, to Francis and Marilyn (Hedtke) Smith in Belvidere. Marsha met her sweetheart, Rick Berry and they have been inseparable for twenty five years. She graduated Augustana College with a Bachelor’s degree. Marsha worked at Arnolds in Marengo, IL for twenty years and worked as a Tool and Dye Maker for Chrysler in Belvidere for twenty years.  She was a member of UAW, American Legion, VFW and the beloved W.A.C.O. Girls (Wacoettes), Women’s Annual Camp Out group. She loved gardening, riding Harleys with her husband, and cooking. She will be remembered as “the hostess with the mostest” because of her wonderful cooking during holidays with family and friends. She was the most compassionate and caring person who loved her family and her kitties. She loved her “fur babies!”

Marsha will be dearly missed by her husband, Rick; mother, Marilyn Smith; sons, Jason P. ( Jay F. Ryan) Berry and Jeremie S. Berry; brother, Gary (Sandy) Smith; sister, Lisa ( Bob Bruce) Cole; grandchildren, Austin and Aila; nieces and nephews, Stacy (Brandon), Jerrica, Troy ( Jamie); special great nephew Marcus; great nephews, Mason and Noah; great niece, Morgan; numerous special friends including, closest friends, Gary and Cindy Knox, Scott and Diane Burgess and the extended Burgess clan; Mother Marci and Debby Walker; Ed and Bea Houser; and a special mention to The Wacoettes who have provided much joy and laughter throughout her life!

She is preceded in death by her father, Francis Smith.

A memorial gathering will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, January 23, 2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to all the family. I remember alot of fun times with Marsha growing up.

Diana Van Riel (Hedtke) 2020-01-25T14:56:09

Rick I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will take away your pain or loss. She is out of pain and at peace….and will forever be in your heart and memories.
Cheryl (Walker) Joesting

Cheryl (Walker) Joesting 2020-01-24T15:15:58

So sorry Rick.
Wish i could share memories with you, but i am up north.
God bless Marsha

Barney 2020-01-23T15:39:30

Rick, So very sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. We go way back to high school, working at Arnold Engineering and Chrysler. She will be missed by many and always known for her compassion towards others. Wishing you peace at this time. 🌺🌺🌺

Chris & Yvonne Grimm 2020-01-22T17:39:07

Sorry for your loss. May God bless her and her family.

Barry Vezina 2020-01-22T17:32:17

Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family Rick.

Traci DeMus 2020-01-22T12:27:44

Rick, so sorry to hear of Marsha”s passing. Praying for comfort to you and your family.

Chuck O'Rourke 2020-01-22T09:04:58

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts, luv and prayers to everyone

Brenda Smith 2020-01-21T16:05:45

I am sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Marsha was a wonderful women, you were blessed to have her in your life.

Barbara Ryan 2020-01-21T15:59:30

Rick and family, my deepest condolences to you and your family! I am deeply saddened to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tsipiora Mowers 2020-01-21T14:15:59


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