Kermit Berndt Westerberg
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Wilmette, IL
Kermit Berndt Westerberg, 75, beloved son of the late Wesley and Lorraine Westerberg; loving brother of Kurt (Renee) Westerberg and Kristine Westerberg; adored uncle of Sonja Westerberg (Ruben Tapia), Lukas Westerberg (Sarah Quintenz), and Stefan Westerberg; proud great uncle of Madeline Westerberg; a dear friend of many. Kermit was a retired librarian and archivist, having held positions at Uppsala University Library (Sweden), Augustana College (IL), Yale University Library (New Haven, CT), and with Thomson-Gale (Woodbridge, CT). He had also been active as a translator and editor of Swedish-language texts since 1970 with publications in the field of Swedish American library history and immigration history. He was a graduate of Oberlin College, Yale Divinity School and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. A poet and raconteur, Kermit will be greatly missed by family and friends for his charm, wit and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL, Christ Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut OR a charity of choice. A private service will be held, with a memorial service to be arranged later. For information: Wm H. Scott Funeral Home at 847-251-8200.


Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 11, 2021.
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Dear Kurt, My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. May beautiful memories of Kermit warm the hearts of all the Westerberg family.
Carol Loverde
April 12, 2021
Dear Kris and family, It's always painful to see a familiar name in the death notices. I am deeply sorry for your loss. What a distinguished man of books and letters Kermit was--in keeping with the Westerberg high standards of excellence. But more important, from all you said about him, he was a beloved brother and a cherished uncle, which is an even greater attainment. My thoughts are with you.
Karen Furnweger
April 11, 2021
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