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Willis E. Berkey
April 22, 1926 - Feb. 14, 2014

BOURBON — Willis E. Berkey, 87, of Bourbon passed away Feb.14 at St Joseph Regional Medical Center.

April 22, 1926 - Feb. 14, 2014

BOURBON — Willis E. Berkey, 87, of Bourbon passed away Feb.14 at St Joseph Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 22, 1926, to Harry and Bertha (Schrock) Berkey.

He married Sara Harris on Aug. 11, 2006. She survives.

Willis was preceded in death by his second wife, Marie Berkey, and brother Dean.

Willis was a compassionate and thoughtful person, always willing to lend a hand. He had a quick wit and enjoyed socializing. He loved being outside fishing, gardening or just spending time at the cabin in Michigan. He looked for treasures to add to his collection at local auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by three sons, Steven Berkey of Elkhart, Royce Berkey of Coeur-d’Alene, Idaho, and Kurt (Tricia) Brandon of Bourbon; a daughter, Debbie Shoemaker of Leesburg; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, with services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, all at Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Community Hospital of Bremen.


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