Carroll D. Berardi

April 14, 1953November 8, 2020

PEKIN ~ Carroll D. Berardi, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his home.

Born April 14, 1953 in Peoria to Albert and Betty Jean (Strubhar) Berardi, he married Betty J. Elgin on December 15, 1978 in Pekin. They later divorced.

Surviving are one son, Joshua (Kristi) Berardi of Peoria; one granddaughter, Khaleesi Berardi; two brothers, Gene (Nancy) Berardi of Pekin and Vinnie (Dawn) Berardi of Grand Haven, Michigan; his sister-in-law, Denise Berardi of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry D. Berardi.

Carroll retired from Caterpillar, Inc., where he last worked as a fork lift driver.

He enjoyed spending time with family and his granddaughter was his world. Carroll also loved country music and was a huge fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He also formerly enjoyed bowling at Sunset Lanes and fishing. He also was a past member of a C.B. and van club.

Carroll was a member of Days of Grace Fellowship in Morton.

His private memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Randy Hall will officiate. Cremation will be accorded. Inurnment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin at a later date.

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Dale DeMott

November 13, 2020

Carroll was a kind and gentle person. What a tragic and terrible loss! I'm praying for the entire family as I share your grief.

Gene Schaller

November 13, 2020

I guess it's been a little longer than I had remembered since I've talked with you on the phone or exchanged thoughts on Facebook or text . I fondly remember you growing up and unfortunately through circumstances and time we lost track. Several years back I think I sent you a private message on Facebook. I don't think I heard from you for almost a year and then suddenly one afternoon my phone rang. I didn't recognize the number but I most certainly have never forgotten your voice and I knew instantly it was you. I know you had some smart comment referring to the message that I sent you that I'd actually forgotten. But I also remember you always made me laugh. I will miss our conversations
I've been thinking about you recently and nearly called you last week, however I managed to be distracted and lost the moment. I most certainly regretted that the moment I heard the news. I send my prayers out to all those who love you and to all those you loved.

Peace be with you my friend.

Your cousin-in-law from Iowa,
Gene Schaller

Pekin Resident

November 12, 2020

Condolences to the Berardi family.