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William J Berberich

October 19, 1938 March 4, 2016
William J Berberich
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Obituary for William J Berberich

William J. Berberich, age 77, of Chicago and formerly of Oak Park passed away suddenly on March 4, 2016. He was born in Yankton, SD on October 19, 1938 to Arthur and Sara Berberich. Former President of Bill Berberich Advertising & Promotion, Oak Park from 1977-2006. Bill was known for his amazing writing skills and also for his love of bike riding, pedaling as far as 80 miles in a single day in recent years. Social gatherings with family and friends were always surrounded with great food. Bill had an avid love of Architecture, which is probably how he landed in Oak Park. He was known for his green thumb, winning many awards for his garden and landscaping, which included an Oak Park Historic Preservation Award in 1997 for his coach house and pergola on 800 Oak Park Ave. Bill will be missed by many Restauranteurs, Barbers, Accountants, Lawyers, and many others in the neighborhood as he loved to stop and chat with just about anyone, but he will be mostly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his children Steven, Barbara, and Ann (Jeffrey) Hufford, his grandchildren Nyah and Kai Swanson and Emerson Ann Hufford, sister Mary Lou (Tom) Parks, and former spouse Ruth Berberich. He was preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth and his parents. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, March 11th from 10 a.m. until time of service 12 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Interment Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust or Chicago Botanic Garden are appreciated.

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Memorial Visitation

Friday

11

Mar

10:00 AM 3/11/2016 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/11/2016 12:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

11

Mar

12:00 PM 3/11/2016 12:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sacred Heart Cemetery Final Resting Place

Yankton, SD

Yankton SD
United States

Memorial Contribution

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60002
1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022
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