OBITUARY

Jack Henry Berg

October 16, 1998April 11, 2012

Jack was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on October 16, 1998 and moved to Pine, Colorado in 2004 at the age of 5. Jack is best remembered as a kind and caring young man who always wanted to help others and share a laugh. He was a curious soul who would pour his heart into learning anything that interested him. He loved books and his favorite thing was his Nook because the library and the book store were in his hands. His second favorite was his Xbox. He loved sports and was a walking encyclopedia of football and lacrosse statistics. Through the years, Jack played on many teams and was always after his parents to get him to practice early. His view was that practices were not only for working on his sports skills, but for catching up with his friends, earning him the nickname “Chatty Jack”. After the spring season with his Denver Lacrosse Club team, he was looking forward to summer with Denver Elite lacrosse. He loved playing with old friends and making some new ones. After lacrosse, he wanted to finish his summer at football camp to be a better quarterback for his Mountain Predator team. Jack did not like to hold still for very long. He practiced constantly, striving to be better at whichever sport was in season. He would coerce his father or sisters to come out and play with him. When they weren’t available, he would talk his mom into joining him and then laugh hysterically at her lack of skills. Whether clowning at school or mercilessly teasing his older sisters, he made people laugh. Jack will also be remembered for his kindness. He did not like to see people alone and would try to make everyone feel like they belonged. His circle of friends was huge. In addition to classmates and team mates, he had no trouble flirting with his friends’ older sister, chatting up the 90 year old neighbor or having the persistent toddler cousin wrapped around his leg. He loved them all. Jack shared whatever he had with his friends and family; cookies, candy, laughs, hugs and smiles. His last act of sharing was his greatest, giving the chance of a healthier life to others through organ donation. He will be greatly missed.

Jack passed away on April 11, 2012, he is survived by his loving family; parents, John & Sandy Berg, sisters Adalise and Callie Berg, grandmothers Louise O. Berg, and Susan Hayward, aunts Connie Richardson, Joan Csekey, and Cathy Hayward, uncle Lud Csekey, uncle & aunt Scott & Tara Hayward, and Jim & Janene Hayward, also numerous cousins.

A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 4:00pm, at the Evergreen Lake House Center, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, Colorado. Parking for the service will be limited so we encourage car pooling. Overflow parking is available at Christ The King Catholic Church located at 4291 Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen, 80439, but allow extra time to walk to the Evergreen Lake House. Also, additional parking will be at Evergreen High School located at 29300 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen, 80439, where there will be a shuttle running from their parking lot, to the Lake House. There will be limited seating in the Lake House so there will be outdoor seating available. Please bring a blanket for the additional seating on the grass areas. Everyone is invited to contribute to the provided scrap books with your picture or special memories of Jack.

In lieu of flowers, Jack's family is requesting memorial contributions be made in Jack's name to one of the following organizations; St. Anthony Health Foundation, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228-9804 - West, Flight For Life, or Donor Alliance.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 18, 2012
REMEMBERING

Jack Henry Berg

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A Football Brother

May 10, 2013

Sorry for your loss. I will always remember jack and his kindness. He was a great friend.

Jessika Mckirchy

April 19, 2013

:( idk u but u are my hero

M J

March 12, 2013

It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kimberlyn Creel

March 3, 2013

Everyone that knew Jack will always be in pain over this, our school will always have him in our memorys, he was always so happy and fun. We all miss him so much we love you jack.

Deanne Spencer

February 8, 2013

I've sent many thoughts and prayers to the Berg family in the days since I heard about Jack's passing. My heart goes out to all of you as you struggle with the loss of such a wonderful boy. My hope for you is that in the future you may find some peace. God bless you.

Jack Morrison

August 21, 2012

Even though I only met jack once, I will never forget him. I met him at lacrosse camp. Even though we were from rival lacrosse clubs jack was so nice to me and we got to be pretty good friends by the end of camp. I will never forget that huge beaming smile. I'm so sorry for your loss but I know God is great and Jack is watching down over you.

Cameron cave

July 11, 2012

Thank you coach Berg for helping me out and coaching me in football. Jack was a good friend of mine and one of the only i would hang out with. But losing him was to me like losing a brother. It will be hard for me to play football now if i dont. You raised a really good kid you know!
-Cameron Cave(predators player)

Dawn Scott

July 9, 2012

Sany, John, Ada and Callie

I just wanted to say that I love you all so much and I am at a loss myself or what can be said at a time like this. Now that I have son's of my own I can not imagine what you feel. But please know that God is mighty! He knows exactly what he is doing and though we do not always see, we praise him anyway. Praise him for the time you had, praise him for the young man that Jack was and praise him that you are all there together to guide eachother through this. I just wanted to share my favorite Jack memory....One day I came over to babysit and as usual Jack came and ran into my arms. I loved him and he loved me! He looked up into my eyes after he hugged me and said " I showered just for you!!" He was and is a truely beautiful soul. You are all to blame for that, he was a product of a truely beautiful family.

All my love,

Dawn Scott (Loghry) (baby sitter)

April 29, 2012

God Bless your family. we are sending prayers to your family. Love from Scott, Nancy and Erin Witherspoon

Kim Freeman

April 28, 2012

Sandy, John, Ada,and Callie,
Your family is in our hearts. We thank you for the times we got to spend with Jack in his elementary days and he will be missed. Whenever we have mentioned Jack in the past, we always called him Scooby Doo because of that cute costume he wore at our Halloween parties. We happily remember your Scooby and wish you strength. Much love,
Kim, Mark, Nate, Anna Freeman