OBITUARY

Keith G. Berland

November 30, 1956February 6, 2019
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Keith Berland passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 surrounded by loved ones after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Christine and his children Thomas and Andrea. He was the son of the late Clarence Berland and is survived by his mother Betty, his brothers Karl (Jan), Conrad, Christopher (Kim), Curtis, and his sister Karen (Michael Bowman). He was a loving son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle to many special nieces and nephews. Keith had a knack for bonding with children, whether coaching them in chess or baseball, or volunteering at school. He made each child feel proud of their accomplishments and praised them for their efforts and hard work. But nothing made him prouder than his own children. They were the joy of his life. Keith had a love for the outdoors and especially fishing. A good day for Keith was sitting on a boat with his children and wife by his side and a fish on his line. Keith was most well-known for his sense of humor. He always had a good pun or joke, a witty response, or a smile to brighten any day. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 11th from 4-9pm at Chapel Hill Gardens 17W201 E. Roosevelt Rd, Oakbrook Terrace. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:00 at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church at 2501 S. Wolf Road, Westchester.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Keith G. Berland

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Jill Kinser Mcgehee

February 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Also having lost a brother you loose a part of yourself. Kieth and all the Berlands are very special. He could always make you laugh. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the wake or service. My best to you Christine and your family.

Paul Anderson

February 11, 2019

Very sad to hear of the passing of my friend Keith, sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Christine, Tommy, and Andrea, and the entire Berland family. Although I am at a loss of words to adequately express my deep respect and appreciation for the time I had with Keith, I can echo what everyone has already said about his tremendous sense of humor in any situation, as well as his absolutely infectious smile and laugh. Keith is one of the easiest-going and most quick witted men I have ever known. It was a pleasure to work or play with him, every time. He was hard working and a devoted family man, and for me those are the two most important attributes any man can have. We can only wish our world today was populated by people with even 50% of the common sense Keith brought to any situation, that alone would solve every problem we have. I have very fond memories of fishing with Keith on the Mississippi River, where he sure taught this "old angler" a few lessons, and with a twinkle in his eye, out fished me in my own boat! Whether working hard with KB or fishing/playing he always spoke with great pride and love about his wonderful wife and children. His passing is a great loss for the family and the entire community. Because of my faith I believe although we who are left behind are heartbroken, Keith is in a much better place right now and is laughing with his father in heaven. I pray for and hope for solace and peace for the Berland family and I know better days are ahead for them. Love and respect from Paul Anderson.

julie hesser- wende

February 10, 2019

I just found out on the 9th, and I can't stop thinking... I am so sorry for your loss, my heart aches. I've known you all from being neighbors in Valley View since i was too young to remember... Keith was a funny goofball, he would make me crack up every time I saw him when he would stop into my work place in Wheaton, after leaving that job in 2001, I have not seen him, nor did I know he was sick, again my heart aches. Sending many thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew him, especially the Berland Family...

God Bless,

Julie Hesser-Wende

julie hesser- wende

February 10, 2019

I just found out on the 9th, and I can't stop thinking... I am so sorry for your loss, my heart aches. I've known you all from being neighbors in Valley View since i was too young to remember... Keith was a funny goofball, he would make me crack up every time I saw him when he would stop into my work place in Wheaton, after leaving that job in 2001, I have not seen him, nor did I know he was sick, again my heart aches. Sending many thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew him, especially the Berland Family...

God Bless,

Julie Hesser-Wende

Mary Kelly-Martinez

February 8, 2019

Keith was always available to help out anyway he could. He had a heart the size of Montana, and would give the shirt off his back even if it was his last one. He was not afraid of a challenge and faced them head on. He once offered to repair our washing machine even though he had never fixed one before. He fixed it in only a half hour and it was better than brand new. He was very proud of that accomplishment and told his son "See, you never know what you can do until you try. Never give up trying. " Tommy was 4 years old at that time. Still words to live by. Keith was one of most genuine people who has ever walked on the planet. I am a better person for having known him.

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