Born: Aug. 14, 1936; in Chicago, IL|
Died: Aug. 27, 2014; in Waterman, IL
Florence Victoria Von Bergen, age 78, of Waterman, Illinois, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at home.
Born August 14, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of Roman and Iona (Rowe) Spacko, Florence married Raymond A. Von Bergen on July 14, 1956, in Norridge.
Kind of a tomboy in her youth, she was recruited by the Rockford Peaches to play softball in 1950. A farm wife and die-hard Cubs fan, Florence liked to play bingo and have weekly luncheons with her friends. Florence enjoyed the special care of being able to live at home with her son and granddaughters, Kayla and Brooklyn.
She is survived by her children, Susan (Jim) Ernest of Sycamore, Katherine Von Bergen of DeKalb, Judy (Matt Marquis) Bjornson of Batavia and Raymond A. (Heather) Von Bergen Jr. of Waterman; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clarence (Bonnie) Spacko and Ione (Norm) Pilarski; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1999; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. The private family graveside service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hinckley, with the Rev. Chris Navurskis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Florence V. Von Bergen Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Aug. 29, 2014