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.
Memorials may be given to the family.
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.