Berge, Irving

Male 1923 - 2016  (92 years)


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  • Name Berge, Irving 
    Born 18 Sep 1923  Chicago IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 2016 
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    • Irving Ingolf Berge, 92, longtime resident of Elmhurst went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 25, 2016 at Inspirations Senior Living, St Charles.
      Irving was born on September 18, 1923 in Chicago to Knute and Berthine who immigrated to America from Norway. He was raised in the Humbolt Park neighborhood. He enjoyed going to the family cottage in Wonder Lake, IL. After graduating high school he was drafted in the US Army serving three years overseas in the South Pacific as a crew member of a 40mm anti-aircraft gun in the 383rd Battalion AAA Battery D. After the war, he found employment at International Harvester in Melrose Park, IL as a tool and die maker retiring after 35 years.
      In 1956 he married Anna May Knapp and shared 59 wonderful years together raising their three children in Elmhurst, IL. He was a devout husband and loving father who enjoyed spending time and making memories with his family, especially summer vacations camping by tent and then by trailer. He had many travels in the US and overseas, his favorite place was Hawaii. One of his most memorable trips was going on the Honor Flight Chicago to Washington D.C. It brought tears to his eyes for the respect he was shown.
      Irving has been a member of Grace Bible Church for 56 years faithfully serving as a deacon, trustee, SS teacher, Awana leader, and VBS teacher. With a heart in serving others he also volunteered at Little Lambs, Green Meadows Farm and Hospice. His love for the Lord was evident in the many lives that he touched!
      Beloved husband of the late Anna May Berge nee Knapp; loving father of Bonnie (Richard) Wallick, Dawn (Gary) Osborne and Daniel (Heather); devoted grandfather of Ben (Aubrey), Nathan (Sally), Crystal Wallick, Tiffany (Duke) Surber, Justin, Jacob, Joyanna Osborne and Saige; adoring great grandfather of Avery, Addyson, Blaine, Alayna, Gage, Charlee Wallick and Hudson Surber; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
      Preceded in death by his parents, Knute and Berthine; brother Louis (Millie); wife Lorraine nee Fynboe; first daughter, Cynthia; great grandson, Noah.
      Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, July 11 and from 9:00 A.M. until time of Services at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 12, at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Honor Flight Chicago, 938 West Montana St, Chicago, IL 60614 to honor and thank our American Veterans for their courage during World War II. Funeral info 630-834-3515 or www.ahlgrim.com.
      Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Honor Flight Chicago, 938 West Montana St, Chicago, IL 60614 to honor and thank our American Veterans for their courage during World War II.
      Cemetery: Mt. Auburn Memorial Park (Map)
    Person ID I15004  Hougham
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2016 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F10174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Knapp, Anna May
              d. 20 Nov 2015 
    Married 1956 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    Family ID F5561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Children 
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    Family ID F10176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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