John S. Berry(1986 - 2012)

John S. Berry, 25


Formerly of Paynesville

August 28, 1986 - March 22, 2012

Memorial services celebrating the life of John S. Berry, 25, of Becker and formerly of Paynesville will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. John passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Pastor Julie Grothe will officiate. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.

John was born on August 28, 1986 in Round Rock, Texas to John C. and Peggy (Rea) Berry. He was raised in the Paynesville area and graduated from Paynesville High School in 2004. He started working at McDowall Company as an architectural sheet metal worker where he completed his apprenticeship and became a journeyman in August 2011.

John enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved anything outdoors and to have fun with his family, friends and black lab Sarge. He spent time fishing, boating, camping, dirt-biking and four-wheeling. John will be remembered for his great sense of humor and loving nature.

He is survived by his parents, John and Peggy of Charlotte, NC; brothers and sisters, Jason Rea of Clear Lake, Chad (Danie) Rea of St.Cloud, Nicole (Brandon) Kelly of Eau Claire, WI, Jenna Berry of Maple Grove, Michael Berry of Paynesville; nieces and nephew, Chyenne, Jayden and Garett Rea; grandparents, Rosemary Rea of Farming, Dick and Muriel Berry of Stevens Point, WI; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mark Rea; niece, Grace Kelly; and several great grandparents, great aunts and uncles.

Memorials are preferred.


Funeral Home

Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
120 North College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7783

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Mar. 25, 2012