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Robert E. Berber, age 85 of East Chicago, IN passed away Monday, October 2, 2023. He is survived by 3 sons: Mark Berber, Brian (Tammy) Berber and Michael Berber; 5 grandchildren: Tiffany (Joe) Berber Stanisz, Jake (Sarah) Berber, Nick (Kelsea) LeRose, Megan Berber and Lukus Berber; 12 great grandchildren: Gracelyn Berber, Parker Stanisz, Gabby Stanisz and Lexi Stanisz, Jaxson Berber, Juliana Berber, Jillian Berber and Jordan Berber, Elli LeRose, Kapri LeRose, Mason LeRose and Jude LeRose; brother, Julian (late Dorothy) Berber; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Connie J. Berber (2016); brothers: Fermin, Lestor and James; sister, Rose.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 10:30 am at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN with Deacon Ray Helfen officiating. Burial to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. The American Legion Allied Post #360 will conduct Military Honors at the graveside Tuesday morning. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 9, 2023 and from 10:00 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday morning. (Note: due to construction on Indianapolis Blvd., please use Railroad, Tod, or Olcott Avenues to 142nd Street)
Robert retired from Inland Steel Company after 48 years of service. He was a Korean War U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Robert was a proud loving husband and father. A man of a few words who lived a simple life. He enjoyed pheasant hunting, reading his Times newspaper daily, making bird houses, and collecting coins. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan even though They were a disappointment most of the time. His family always came first and he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and was privileged to be able to spend time with all of his great grandkids (teaching them to ride bikes, blow their nose, color Easter eggs, sing Dominick the donkey…etc) He supported all his kids, grandkids and great grandkids sporting events over the last fifty years. He attended numerous Grandparents Day functions. Just recently he moved in with his son, Brian and was happy!! We were all lucky to have him and will be missed by everyone. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Legion Allied Post #369 would be appreciated. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com