Berry Lee Toedte

June 17, 1943February 12, 2013

Berry Toedte, 69, Loves Park, passed away on February 12, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 17, 1943 in Centralia, Illinois; the son of Olena Wolf Toedte. Berry was an avid Saint Louis Cardinal Fan, he loved fishing and playing the guitar. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Tom Noling) Poynor, and Lana (Stacey) Groth; sister, Teala (Victor) Nena; brother, Pat (Cheryl) Toedte and grandsons, Donny, Robby, Chase, Marcus, Craig and Chandler. He is preceded in death by his mother, Olena; brothers, Daniel and Ted Toedte; sister, Allie Martin and nephew, Daniel Toedte. Funeral service will held at 11am, Friday, February 15, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences can be submitted at


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2013

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Barbara Howlett McCanless

March 12, 2013

What memories I have of Berry and all of the Toedte family.Especially the ones of our times in the old cotton fields all the hard work and the fun we had too!
My love and prayers go out to all the family.

Angie Howlett

March 12, 2013

I know there are no word to ease your pain. I am praying that the Lord will comfort you in the tender way that only He can do! God Bless!
My Dad, Roy Howlett loved Berry and loved when he came to visit.
I have childhood memories of the Toedte family when they lived behind us in Kennett, Mo. ... out in the country. I have heard many stories of Mrs Toedte, Teala and Teddy and the whole family!
God Bless you all!!

Darlene Davis

February 20, 2013

No words will fill your heart of the loss of Berry. Memories help to heal. My deepest Sympathy to the Nania and Toedte family.

February 20, 2013

I think of you every morning, during the day and before I go to bed. I have dreams of you. Some are good and some are bad. I dont mind the bad ones because I still get to see you. I miss you so much. I will love you forever Dad.

Thomas & Valerey Lawhon

February 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the family at the time. My husband Thomas worked with Berry for many years at Rockford Clutch, Borg Warner and Powertrain. When we went on vacation, we always stopped in Paragold, Ar and had a good time. I have a photo of Berry and Tom standing with and old cotton sack they used when picking cotton. He came to Hoxie, Ar and they went to see Russel Thompson in Batesville. We will never forget him RIP Berry.

February 14, 2013

We have many good memories of Berry. He was a great guy. Some of our best times were spent with Berry and Fay, either at our place or at theirs. We are sad that Berry is gone and hope that our words offer you some comfort.

Jerry and Janis Larson
San Antonio, TX

Dianne Trenery

February 14, 2013

My husband and I both worked with Berry for many years. He was a great guy. May God give you peace as you mourn his loss.

Dana Bretthauer

February 14, 2013

Uncle Berry was a super great guy! Love and prayers to Jennifer and Lana and their whole family!

February 13, 2013

Jennifer and Lana, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May you stay strong during this difficult time. Prayers for your families. Dave and Colleen

Lucy Toedte Buchele

February 13, 2013

My prayers and sympathy go out to you on the loss of your father. I never met Barry but have often thought of his family.