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Steve Sherman

Skjold Lodge Secretary Passes
Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

DES PLAINES - Steven Randolph Sherman, a lifelong resident of Des Plaines, Ill., passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. An avid philatelist, Steven was an active member of The Scandinavian Stamp Club, The Glen Ellyn Philatelic Club and the Northwest Stamp Club. Steve was also a member of the Friends of the Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights and Des Plaines Public Libraries. He was the Secretary of the Skjold Lodge of the Sons of Norway. Steven was the dear brother of Levi (Cherie) Sherman and William (Jacque) Sherman; loving uncle to Robert (Nicole) Sherman and James (Elizabeth) Sherman; great-uncle to Eileen (David) Britton, Aaron, Collin, David, Brianna and William Sherman; cherished nephew of Birdie (the late Walter) Oden and cousin to many. Steven will be interred with his parents in Russell, Kansas. A Memorial visitation will be held on June 22, 2019 at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (Northwest Highway/Route 14 at Rand Road), Des Plaines, IL.) from 11am until the Memorial Service at 2pm. For additional information, please call 847-824-5155 or visit www.oehlerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on June 16, 2019.

We’ll miss Steve and all that he did for the lodge. And for every meeting, picnic or anything that needed food, we”ll miss the mini cinnamon rolls he brought each and every time. The picture of Steve on a forever stamp at the funeral home web site was a nice touch. That is one of the ways we will remember Steve. When he arrived at a meeting or event he was excited to tell us about his latest "find". When we collected stamps for Tubfrim (a Norwegian organization which collects and sells used stamps. The profits are used to help children and youth with disabilities, and children and youth with handicaps in Norway, and to finance the efforts to eradicate tuberculosis) we would give Steve "first chance" to see if he could find some elusive stamp he was searching for.



Remembering Lillian Berge.

Remembering Lillian Berge. BERGE, Lillian Agnes (nee Evenson), 93, of Wildwood, MO formerly of Huntley, IL. Loving mother of Wendy Berge Gray (fiancé Joseph Christopoulos), the late Eric Oscar Berge and Lisa Berge (Ronald Lee) Johnson. Former long devoted wife to Oscar J. Berge. Beloved grandmother of John-Austin Gray and Evan Oscar Gray. Dear eldest sister of the late Helen (late Edward) Froelich, the late Edward "Buddy" (late Emily) Evenson and Elese (late Joseph) Filepek.

Born in Sister Bay, WI, Lillian lived in Door County most of her childhood days. Lillian moved to Chicago's Northshore after honorably serving as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco, CA. She worked in the family business, Berge Builders and Gobe Management for over 30 years. Proud of her Norwegian heritage, she was active in the Skjold Lodge/ Sons of Norway and well known as "Lefse Lil".

Her true joy in life was being a devout Christian within her many church circles throughout her life. Her beautiful spirit is now at rest with her heavenly Father above, yet may it live through each of us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Foundation Baptist Church (204 Spring Street, Cary, IL. 60013). If this is not possible, an unexpected act of kindness for some unfortunate soul in her name would be heartfelt.

Family and friends are welcome to a private graveside service and internment at Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 East Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, IL at 12:00 PM on September 21st, 2016.

A "MEMORY BOOK' SHARING IMAGES OF LILLIAN OVER THE YEARS IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW BY CLICKING/TAPPING HERE.