Leon A. "Lee" Berg

August 5, 1937 - January 5, 2013
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Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend

Leon A. “Lee” Berg, 75, of Loves Park, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Rockford Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Born August 5, 1937 in Rockford; son of Phillip and Ruth (Bengtson) Berg. Married Jean Soderberg on September 14, 1957 in Belvidere. She died June 21, 1997. Married Shirley (Tingley) Wahl on July 2, 1999, in Belvidere. Graduated from Kirkland High School in 1955. Owned and operated Dague Decorators for over 40 years. An active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for over 50 years. Lee enjoyed bowling, playing the harmonica, was an avid White Sox and Bears fan; but the most important thing to Lee was his family.Survivors include his loving wife Shirley; daughters Joyce (Mark) Loewecke of Caledonia, Julie (Randy) Hansen of Loves Park, Terry (David) Sohn of Orange, CA; grandchildren Steven (Angela) Loewecke, Jacob (Kylie) Loewecke, Jennah Loewecke, Nickolas Rullo, Stephanie (Jonathan) Prock, Megan (Dan) Kelly, Joshua Sohn; great-grandchildren Anthony, Benjamin, Julia, and Henry; step-children Rhonda (Dale) Champlain of Stillman Valley, Judy (Terry) Shook of Belvidere, Linda Wares of Belvidere; step-daughter-in-law Marilyn Wahl of Wonder Lake; step-grandchildren Dana Lloyd, Jason Wahl, Jamie Connor, Tiffany Schmitz, Angie Babcock, Michele Willing, Dustin Champlain, Ryan and Matt Shook, Craig and Eric Wares; 8 step-great-grandchildren; brothers Forrest (Louise), Warren, Richard (Barb); sisters Dolores Taylor, Marilyn (Dave) Rasmussen, Elaine (John) Blankmeyer, Audrey (Dennis) Myelle, Linda Young, Shary Anderson, Colleen (Jerry) Swanson; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, wife Jean, siblings Janet, Patty, and Jack, and step-son Jeffrey Wahl.

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Funeral service 11 AM, Friday, January 11, 2013 in Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Allan Buss officiating. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation 5 to 8 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere.


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Born: August 5, 1937
Died: January 5, 2013

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Brooke Wiltfang posted on 1/10/13

Jennah and Family,I'm very sorry for your loss, I hope you find peace in the many happy memories you have.


Kathy Mechler posted on 1/7/13

Dear Linda, Rhonda and Family - My heart goes out to you all in this time of sorrow. Keep your memories close until you all meet again. May the Lord grant you peace in the days ahead. Love Kathy


Tracy Friend-Carpenter posted on 1/8/13

My thoughts are with you all. We now have another Angel in heaven.


Johanna Berg Ehnis posted on 1/8/13

Shirley, We are praying the Lord would grace you with His supernatural comfort. I will miss Uncle Leon. He was a such kind, gentle, loving, and humble man. Love Sincerely,Johanna


Leon and Eva Krause posted on 1/10/13

We will miss Lee very much. He was a light to our bible study, a joy to be with and a very musical man. God be with all of you as Lee is with Him in Heaven.


Joanne Bert thornton posted on 1/10/13

Deepest sympathy to the family of a very nice man and friend.


Henry and Deb Arthur posted on 1/10/13

We are so sorry for your lose. Lee was a good man. God Bless you!


Virginia Wheeler posted on 1/10/13

So sorry for your loss, we are praying for all of you and thinking of you at this time. Feel our hugs. Aunt Virginia & Ginger


Bonnie Love Martin posted on 1/18/13

I just heard of Lee's death today, January 18. I was shocked and saddened. Lee was such a good man and so special to our family. Dad loved working with him for so many years. He always had a good word to say about him, wether it was when working beside him at Dague Decorators or when Lee was his boss. I will always have good thoughts of Lee.Love,Bonnie Martin