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Sympathy Notice: Johanna Berman

Posted: May 6 2022 at 02:53 PM

Mrs. Johanna Berman, spouse of retired member Rev. Frank Berman of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022, at age 78. 

During his ministry, Rev. Berman served DeKalb: University Church, Wesley Foundation, Chicago: Memorial,  Kedzie, Albany, Dixon: First, Rockton, Sterling: Wesley, Wilmington, Joliet: Ingalls Park.
A celebration of her life will be held on May 14, 2022, at First United Methodist Church of Dixon located at 202 S. Peoria Avenue; Dixon, IL 61021 at 11 am. The service will be livestreamed on the Church's website,

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo's memory to any of the following charities she supported: Dixon Food Pantry, Dixon Habitat for Humanity, Home of Hope, Granny Rose Animal Shelter, or Happy Tails Animal Shelter.

Messages of condolences and memorial donations can be sent to the family:
Rev. Frank Berman and Family
513 W 11th Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071

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