|LeRoy D. Berkland
Born: August 07, 1927 Died: February 19, 2019
LeRoy D. Berkland, 91, of Morris, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 19, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab
Center in Morris with his family by his side.
Born August 07, 1927 in Morris, he was the son of Silas and Julia (Larson) Berkland. He graduated from Minooka High
School with the class of 1945. LeRoy married Mavis Wilson on April 12, 1947 in Morris. For most of their married life they
farmed in the Morris and Mazon area.
He is survived by his children, Susan (Lupe) Salinas of Minooka, Donna (Richard) Betsworth of Marseilles and Carol (Jack)
Unger of LaFeria, TX; sixteen grandchildren; thirty three great grandchildren; four great, great grandchildren; one daughter-
in-law, Terri (Kevin) MacDonald of Vienna, IL; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his loving wife of 53 years, Mavis; one son, Ronald in 1982; one grandson, Steven
Betsworth; one brother, Stanley (Winifred) Berkland; one brother-in-law, James (Betty) Wilson; nephew, James Wilson Jr.
He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, served on the Saratoga Cemetery Board, member of the Grundy County
Farm Bureau, Will County Threshermen’s Association, Sandwich Early Day Engine Club and participated in the Lisbon Labor
Day Parade for many years.
Memorials may be given to the Grace Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Craig
Benson officiating. Interment will follow in Saratoga Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 am until time of
service at the church.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.