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FORREST P. BERG, 87 ROCKFORD - Forrest P. Berg, 87, of Rockford, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Rosewood Care Center surrounded by his family. Born October 26, 1929 in Rockford; son of Phillip and Ruth (Bengtsson) Berg. Married Louise Kaehler on May 13, 1950 in Belvidere, IL. Graduated from Kirkland High School in 1946. Forrest worked for 40 years in the fastener industry and owned New Century Fastener in Lake Bluff. An active member of First Evangelical Free Church of Rockford. Forrest enjoyed sharing his Swedish heritage with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and the most important thing to him was his family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Louise; sons, Mike (Beth) Berg of Belvidere, Paul (Kelly) Berg of Elkhorn, Wisconsin , John (Barbara) Berg of Roscoe, and Jim Berg of Davis Junction; grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Oneal, David (Candice) Berg, Stephen (Cara) Berg, Nathan Berg, Emily Berg, Madeline Berg, Danielle (Christopher) Noble Matt (Korrina) Berg, Jack (Alexandra) Berg, Julie (Nate)Nekich, Kelly Berg, Keith Berg, Ryan (Brittany) Berg, Adeline Berg, Brenda Jensen; great-grandchildren, Amelia Oneal, Hannah Berg, Abigail Berg, Ryan Noble, Eleanor Noble, Clara Noble, Aela Berg, Zeke Berg, Lian Berg, Ashton Berg; brother Richard (Barb) Berg; sisters, Dolores Taylor, Marilyn Rasmussen, Elaine (Jon) Blankmeyer, Audrey (Dennis) Myelle, Linda Young, Shary Anderson, Colleen (Jerry) Swanson; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; siblings, Janet, Patty, Warren, Leon and Jack; and daughter, Carolyn Oneal.
Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, December 9, in First Evangelical Free Church, with the Rev. Chuck Rife officiating. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories Cemetery, Belvidere. Visitation immediately preceding service, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, December 9th, at First Evangelical Free Church, 2223 N. Mulford, Rockford. Memorials to First Evangelical Free Church or Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps, 500 S. Rockford St. Rockford, IL 61104.

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Condolences & Shared Memories (12)

  1. Phil and Millie Grams

    Prayers for the Berg family in the loss of this wonderful man. May God's comfort be with you as you lay Forrest to rest.

  2. Jennifer Klemm

    We at J&M are thinking of you and offer our sincerest condolences to the entire family.

  3. Ron & Cathy Rock and Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with Forrest and his entire family.

  4. The Jacks

    We are so sorry for the loss. Praying that God will bring his peace over your family.

  5. Teresa & Marcus Walker

    While we're heartbroken that God has called you home, we take peace in knowing that you are again whole and happy. Our prayers go out to the family, especially Louise. We miss you now and will miss you always.

  6. Len & Gail Wolf

    To the Berg Family, We are very sorry of your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

  7. Debbie Rasmussen

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family

  8. MIke & Linda Denham

    From Linda and I I want to extend our deepest sympathies to your entire family.

  9. Rosemary Place Cortez

    Forrest Berg was a sweet and dear man. He told me several times about meeting his wife Louise and said she was the prettiest woman he had ever seen. One time Forrest was in the hospital years ago and i called to see how he was doing. I could not get through because i was not family. I told the operator i was his girlfriend if she did not want me to come hollering over there, she should put me through and she put me through to him right quick. He got a big kick out of that. He was laughing his head off. Forrest had such a great sense of humor. I love you sweet Forrest. There are a lot of happy voices in the garden of souls in heaven ... "here he comes ..... and with stories to tell"!

  10. Nancy Clifton

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  11. Robin Koenig

    My sincere condolences to Mike and his family.

  12. Víctor Sánchez

    Praying that God grants peace to the soul of your dearly departed.

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