In Memorial

LaVerne S. Berkelhamer

Date of Death: May 31st, 2021
21 Sivan 5781


LaVerne Berkelhamer, age 92, (nee Schwartz), beloved wife of the late Larry Berkelhamer, happily married for 68 years; loving mother of Cary (Beverly) Berkelhamer, Nancy (Cary) Sakol, Donna Hodges (Tom Johnson) and Bob Berkelhamer; cherished grandmother of Marc Sakol, Samantha (Tucker) Risely, Stephen (Hannah) Poweska, Amanda Poweska and Sydney Berkelhamer; adored great-grandmother of Brayden, Reagan and Coleson Risley; much loved daughter of the late Phillip and Mildred Schwartz; treasured aunt and cousin to many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Beth Judea, Long Grove, Graveside service Friday, June 4, 10:00 AM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Service also available online, for the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Friday, June 4th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the recording of the funeral that took place on Friday June 2, 2021 by clicking on the link below. The link will remain available for 30 days.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Everyone is invited to join the family at
Continental Restaurant
788 S. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Following the service until 1:00 PM

Congregation Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove, Illinois 60047

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Guest Book & Memories

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June 4th, 2021

Cary, Nancy, Donna and Bob,
Thoughts are with you.

Cary, Do you think your mom was listening to us in your basement back in HS days. I think she was and let us get away with alot.

~Bob Kernan
~friend, Janesville, WI

June 4th, 2021

Our condolences to all of LaVerne's children and grandchildren. May happy memories that you shared be of comfort to you at this time. We hope LaVerne is reunited with her beloved Larry. Rest in Peace, dear LaVerne. Love, cousins Myrna & Mike

~Myrna L Alexander & Mike Alexander
~cousins, Northbrook, Il.

June 4th, 2021

We grew up together as children. We were always very close, especially since we lived only two blocks away from each other. Laverne even babysat for Nort even though we were only three years apart in age. After Renee' and I moved away from Chicago we never missed having lunch or dinner with Laverne and Larry each time we visited our family. We'll miss her very much.

~Nort & Renee' Goodman
~Cousins, Fairfield Glade, TN

June 2nd, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Could not see her all this time because of the virus but I certainly will always remember the fun trips that the four of us took together. So many good times. My condolences to all of you. I will miss her.

~Sandy Kenig
~Cousin, Lincolnshire IL


Yahrzeit Dates For LaVerne S. Berkelhamer

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
20th of Sivan 57826/19/2022
20th of Sivan 57836/9/2023
20th of Sivan 57846/26/2024
20th of Sivan 57856/16/2025
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