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Submitted by Mary Anne Batten


E. Wilson Berge

Date of Birth: September 16, 1913
Date of Death: January 20, 1991

Interment: Tampico Memorial Cemetery

Loren Stiegeimeyer; Steve Peterson; Tim Pierson; David Gaskill; Jon Carlson; Chuck Sumner; David J. Kepner; Loren Sandrock


Mr. E. Wilson Berge, age 77, of Route 1, Tampico, Ill., died Sunday morning, January 20, 1991 at CGH Medical Center emergency Room in Sterling.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 23 at 2 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with Rev. Robert May, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Tampico, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory to the First United Methodist Church of Tampico, the Tampico Ambulance Association and the Tampico Area Community Building.

Mr. Berge was born on September 16, 1913 in Fairfield Twp., Bureau County, Ill., the son of Edward and Fanny Furry Berge. He was united in marriage to M. Ferne Kepner on September 29, 1940 at Tampico United Methodist Church parsonage.

He farmed in the Tampico area during his lifetime, hauled milk for Chapin Creamery in Tampico for several years, and he also hauled grain for Sandrock Trucking. He was a 60-year member of Tampico United Methodist Church where he Sang for many years in the church choir and men's quartet, he was also a member of the Burden School Board for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Ferne of Tampico; three daughters, Mrs. Stanly (Gwendolyn) Peterson of Kewanee, Ill., Mrs. Ted (Sharon) Somner and Mrs. Terry (Lorraine) Gaskill both of Tampico, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Bernadine) Eddington of Kirkwood, Missouri, and Mrs. Leon (Helen) Chevillon of Cuba, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Francis and LaVerne in infancy.

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