Joseph Robert Berman

August 11, 1950December 27, 2020

Joseph Robert “Joe” Berman, 70, passed away on December 27, 2020. He was born on August 11, 1950. He was a cherished son of Margaret Guy and the late Bernard Berman. He was the loving father of Aaron (Dina) Berman and Lori Carmack He was the proud grandfather of Kolten, Masen and Payten. Joe was the dear brother of Jay (Kathy) Berman, Renee (George) Lewerenz, Mary Pat Berman, Mary Kay (Bob) Kovacs and Jack (Tammy) Berman. Beloved friend to Kathy Zwick and Arianna. He was the fond uncle, nephew and cousin to many.

Preceded in death by: his father, Bernard and his step-father LeRoy Guy; his step-sister, Vicki Guy; and step-nieces, Jennifer Lewerenz and Violet Margason.

Joe always had a positive attitude and he overcame many obstacles that were thrown at him, through his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Marengo Rescue Squad, 110 Telegraph St, Marengo, IL 60152.

Services are private and entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home, for information call (815) 568-8131.


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Cindy Hughes

December 31, 2020

Although we had little contact as adults, I have fond memories of my "nephew" Joe as a child and young man. He was born just 45 days before me, so whatever role I was to play as an "aunt" was sorely misplaced in me. My fondest memories were the many times our families spent together, especially Thanksgivings, and the fun and adventure that always transpired.
Love and Blessings Joe from Aunt Cindy.


December 29, 2020

Joe was a fun customer at the Lions Den bar in Marengo, our fathers were old friends and his sisters and brother Jay and I shared a lot of laughs. Rest in peace old buddy.