Betty Berger - 83

1/21/1931 - 11/8/2014


Betty M. Berger, 83, of Oregon, died Saturday November 8, 2014 in Pinecrest Terrace, Mt. Morris. Born January 22, 1931 in Monroe Center, the daughter of Earl and Anna ( Nottleman) Singley. She moved to the Gettysburg, PA area at the age of 4 and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1948. She then moved back to Illinois and was married to John C. Berger on June 25, 1950 in Oregon. She was formerly employed by the Ogle County Treasurer and Ogle County Clerk as a deputy clerk. Betty’s first love was her family and enjoyed cooking family dinners every Sunday night for over 30 years. She also enjoyed visiting her son John in Montana and especially loved it when he came “home”. She was extremely proud of her three grandsons and their children. Betty also loved doing all kinds of handiwork. She crocheted, embroidered, knitted and quilted. She loved to quilt and to share her quilts with family. She quilted at church on quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief, at the Rock River Center and belonged to several local quilt guilds. All her family members have at least two quilts that she made for them. She also donated quilts to LSSI auctions and to Kreider Center for their residents. One of her last projects was a “Gettysburg Quilt” that she gave to her nephew in Gettysburg “because that’s where it belonged.” Betty also knitted at least 100 baby sweaters that she donated to Lutheran World Relief for baby layettes. Betty loved to travel and she and John were fortunate to travel to Alaska for their 25th wedding anniversary. They also toured Europe and visited the area where the Von Trapp family from “ Sound of Music” lived. She never tired of learning more about the Von Trapps and watching the movie. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon where she served as Special Funds Treasurer and Financial Secretary for 30 years and also served in various committees and capacities. Member and Past President of Oregon VFW Auxiliary 8739, various card clubs and Gettysburg High School Alumni. Survived by daughter, Sandra K. Strohecker of Oregon; son, John M. Berger of Bozeman, MT; grandsons: Matt (Gayle) Strohecker of Winchester, Tim (Kaitlin O’Herreon) Strohecker of Leaf River and Kevin (Dawn) Strohecker of Malta; great-grandsons, Tyler and Brandon Strohecker, both of Winchester; great granddaughters, Kennedy and Brooklyn Strohecker, both of Byron; sister, Nancy Dorsey of Monrovia, MD; sister-in-law, Jeanne Berger of Prophetstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband John, four sisters and a brother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Wednesday November 12 in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon with Pastor Phil Gronbach officiating. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, rural Oregon. Visitation Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00pm in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pinecrest Terrace, Rock River Center or Serenity Hospice and Home


Tuesday 11/11 4 - 7PM in Oregon FH


Wednesday 11/12 at 11:00am in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon

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