Ernest H. Berkey, Jr.

August 5, 1948 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Ernest Berkey, Jr. Obituary

Ernest H. Berkey, Jr.

          Ernest H. Berkey, Jr., age 73, of Mt. Morris, died Monday, July 18, 2022 at the VA Hospital in Madison, WI, after a sudden illness.

          Ernie was born August 5, 1948 in Dixon the son of Ernest, Sr. and Ada (Kirk) Berkey.  He married Connie Doyle-Lutz on January 1, 1988 in Rockford.  They lived their married life in Mt. Morris.

          He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Conflict in 1969-1970.  Ernie also worked for the former Northwestern Steel and Wire for over 30 years.  Next to his family, his Harley was his greatest love.

          He is survived by his wife, Connie Berkey of Mt. Morris; his daughter, Leah of Dixon; adopted son, Noel of Sterling; step son, Tony Lutz of Tulsa, OK; step daughter, Stacey Morse of Sterling; and 12 grandchildren.

          He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

          A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

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