OBITUARY

Carol Eileen Berger

August 19, 1959November 19, 2021

Carol Eileen (Timm) Berger passed away on November 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota after an extended illness.

Carol was born to Lester and Wanda Timm on August 19, 1959 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Carol spent her early and primary school years in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following her father’s retirement, the family moved to Menomonie, Wisconsin where Carol graduated high school and completed her degree at University of Wisconsin, Stout. It was in Menomonie where she also met her husband, John. They were married on December 1, 1984 in Spring Valley, Wisconsin. After spending four years living in Michigan, Carol and John moved to Woodbury, Minnesota in 1988.

Carol enjoyed so many parts of her very special life, but will always be remembered for her generosity of spirit in helping others. Whether for relatives, friends, her church, school, or community theater, Carol was always there when needed. What she enjoyed most of all, however, was being a great partner to John and mother to Alex. Helping Alex grow up and become a smart and thoughtful young man was the single-most important thing to her. In her quieter times, she enjoyed reading, needlework, watching Food Network, and, in the last ten years, taking care of her beloved rescue Yorkie, Yogi, who was never far from Carol.

Carol is survived by her husband John of Woodbury, son Alex of Eagan, Minnesota, brothers John (Susan) Timm of Dallas, Texas and Jim (Deb) Timm of Omaha, Nebraska; niece Lauren Timm and nephew Matt Timm of Omaha, Nebraska; nephew Greg (Nicole) Timm of San Diego, California; niece Susie Timm (Eric Butruff) of Scottsdale, Arizona; nephew John (Melissa) Timm of Raleigh, North Carolina, and many, many close friends and neighbors, all who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father Lester, mother Wanda (Utz), son Andrew, brother Terry, and sister-in-law Linda (Utz).

Carol left us too soon. To honor her life, we focus on the things that were most important to her: her faith in Jesus Christ and her friends at King of Kings Lutheran Church, and her relatives and friends. She wanted to provide these people an opportunity to gather and celebrate her time with them.

Memorial Service will be Friday, December 10, 2021 at 3:30 PM with Visitation 1 hour prior to service from 2:30 - 3:30 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125. Reception will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at The 'Wick at Prestwick Golf Club, 9555 Wedgewood Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125. (Guests are invited to attend all or any portion of Carol's services that are convenient for you.)

Carol's service will be available via LIVESTREAM. If you wish to view it there, please scroll down under Services on this webpage, and click "Join Livestream".

Special thanks to the staffs of Woodwinds, St. John’s, United, and the University of Minnesota hospitals, who worked tirelessly to resolve her complex and elusive challenges. Your care and compassion, especially during the stress of a global pandemic, were noticed and greatly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to either King of Kings Lutheran Church or the Lupus Foundation of America are greatly appreciated.

Services

10 December

Visitation

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

King of Kings Lutheran Church

1583 Radio Drive
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

Guests are invited to attend all or any portion of Carol's services that are convenient for you.
LIVESTREAM SERVICE
10 December

Memorial Service

3:30 pm

King of Kings Lutheran Church

1583 Radio Drive
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

Guests are invited to attend all or any portion of Carol's services that are convenient for you.
10 December

Reception

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 'Wick at Prestwick Golf Club

9555 Wedgewood Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125

Guests are invited to attend all of any portion of Carol's services that are convenient for you.

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Vicki Churches

November 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss John. Prayers.

Michelle Witte

November 23, 2021

My first thought of Carol is her laugh! How I love her laugh and her genuine positivity. So many community theater meetings together... and so grateful always for her caring, her hospitality, her loyalty. She was a true and generous friend to so many. Loved our sharing of our kids' lives, and hopes and dreams for their futures. Alex - you have a lot of "moms" out here who will continue to love and care for you - none that compare to Carol, but we know she is counting on us to support you and John, and we will not let her down :-) However, I will draw the line at supporting the Packers, but other than that... (I can hear her laugh now!) ... we will all do our best to keep her spirit and love alive.

Karen Volkman

November 22, 2021

We are feeling such a sense of loss. Carol and I were pretty close during our years together in school at Menomonie Junior and Senior High School. I was so happy to be able to attend her wedding reception on a beautiful snowy day. We shared a bond with extended family as the sponsors for the baptism of twins, John and Susie Timm, at the family church in Spring Valley. Carol was their aunt and I am their oldest first cousin. Though life’s paths took us in different directions, we did stay in touch over the years. We talked via FaceTime for the first time with other classmates this past year. She also reached out so the two of us could catch up. Gathering with others was a passion of hers that will be greatly missed. Sending love to John and Alex

Elizabeth Sarsfield

November 22, 2021

From the moment I met Carol, (while involved in community theatre) she shared her light and laughter and made me feel as though we had known each other for years. She walked through this life with open arms and an open heart. I feel blessed that my path crossed hers and continues to intertwine with Alex's. Love & Sympathy to John, Alex and all who knew and Loved Carol.
Elizabeth Sarsfield

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY