Johanna I. Berberich
1934 - 2020

Johanna I. Berberich

December 15, 1934-November 16, 2020

COYNE CENTER-Johanna I. Berberich, 85, of Coyne Center, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at her home. A livestream funeral will be broadcast at 10 am Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by visiting In person services are private. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made in care of QC Paws. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan, is assisting the family.

Johanna was born in Moline, Illinois on December 15, 1934, a daughter of Leopold and Helena Verhegge Onderbeke. She married Victor Berberich on July 9, 1960 in Moline. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2006.

Johanna was employed for 38 years as a shipping clerk for Servus Rubber Company in Rock Island. She retired in January of 1997.

Johanna was a former member of the Belgian American Brotherhood in Rock Island. She enjoyed fishing and playing Rolle Bolle.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Helen (Jeff) Cline, Preemption, Lowes (John) Schmidt, Coyne Center and Michael (Christine) Berberich, Port Orchard, Wash..; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Nass, Loren Berberich, Rosellen Berberich and Michelle Schmidt; and two great-grandchildren, Madilynn and Cohen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and four brothers.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at UnityPoint Hospice for the excellent care they provided to Johanna and family!

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Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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Sorry for the loss to the Berberich family. It is never easy to lose a loved one even if they are ready to get their angel wings. Wishing you all comfort and love from the Lord above as you grieve the loss of Johanna. Our deepest sympathies. Max and Lisa Onderbeke
Colisa Onderbeke
November 24, 2020
I wish to offer my deepest condolences to all of Johnnie's family and friends. I started in the Shipping Dept in 1984 at Servus and have several fond memories of her. My wife and I would often run into Johnnie at the Milan Hy Vee and always had time for a short conversation. She always had a quick wit and as I remember, was quite feisty. She will be missed!
Craig Handley
November 22, 2020
Thinking about and praying for you all. May God continue to Bless you and bring you peace.
Tarrilee Shannon
November 21, 2020
Lowes , Mike and Helen We are so sorry to hear about Johanna's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan and Kristie Schomer and family
November 20, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Diane and Jerry
November 20, 2020