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Thomas A. Berg

June 12, 1967 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Thomas Berg Obituary


Thomas A. Berg, 56, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024.   He was born on June 12, 1967 to Theodore Alfred Berg and Joyce Marlene (McMurry) Berg.  He attended Page Park School in Rockford, St. Francis School, Freeport, St. Vincents School, Freeport and in 1988 he graduated from DeKalb High School, DeKalb, IL.  Thomas enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics.  He went downstate and won a silver and bronze medal in 1977.  Thomas also enjoyed attending the Special Ministries Sunday School class at First Evangelical Free Church.  His favorite song was Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. 

Thomas is survived by his father, Theodore Alfred Berg; sister, Amy Berg; Aunt Jean, Aunt Vonnie, Aunt MaryEllen and Uncle Emery, Aunt Susie and Uncle Gordy, Aunt Paula and Uncle John and several cousins.  He is predeceased by his grandparents; mother, Joyce Marlene Berg; Uncle Bob, Uncle Angelo, Aunt Peggy and Uncle Jack, Aunt Martha and Uncle Barney, Aunt Weetha and Uncle Dolan, Aunt Fran and Uncle Steve, Aunt Marcelle and Uncle Melvin, Aunt Helen and Uncle Frank; and cousins, Johnny, Valerie, Debra, Sara and Racheal. 

Special thanks to all of those who taught and cared for Thomas over the years: Milestone staff past and present, especially second mother, Dawna; DeKalb High School teacher Mrs. MacMennamin; teachers and staff at St. Vincents, St. Francis and Page Park; medical staff at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center; Javon Bea Hospital; Rockford Memorial Hospital; University of Wisconsin Hospital; Amberwood Care Center and Dr. Hansen. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00am with a visitation from 10:00am until the service on Friday, January 26, 2024 in First Free Rockford, 2223 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107.  Burial in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford.

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January 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Free Church
2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
First Free Church
2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107


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