Mr. Berkel was retired from Teamsters Local 50 and was part-owner and a past-president of Tamarack Golf Course, Belleville, IL. He was a member of the Belleville Elks Lodge 481 and enjoyed playing cards. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. Ed was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Florene Vera “Sis” Berkel, nee Vogt, whom he married on January 27, 1951, and who died on August 13, 2011; his parents, Fred E. and Elizabeth, nee Schaefer, Berkel; a brother, Richard Berkel; and three sisters, Clara (Evan) Sikes, Doris (Charles) Parrack, Jeannette (Harland) Woodard.
Surviving are his sister-in-law, Sally Berkel of Belleville, IL;
two brothers-in-law, Vernon Vogt of Belleville, IL,
and Marvin Vogt of Glen Carbon, IL,
numerous nieces and nephews;
and some real close friends.
Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, or to Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon George Mills officiating.
We are going to miss you, you were a very special friend.
, shiloh, il., 62269
My condolences to the family of Ed. You, Ed, & the entire Berkel family, living and deceased, and in my prayers.
fr. Gene Neff
, New Baden, IL, 62265
On behalf of the Bravermans, we offer our deepest sympathy on Ed’s passing. Ed was a kind and gentle man. He went out of his way to be nice to everyone. We will always remember him. May you rest in peace.
Alan and Becky Braverman, St. Louis, MO, 63117