Jerome W. Berg

March 28, 1979 - February 20, 2021

Jerome W. Berg, age 41, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at River Falls Area Hospital.

Jerome was born to Dawn Berg in Eau Claire, WI, on March 28, 1979.  Growing up, he lived in a number of states and spent time traveling but came back to Wisconsin to be near the family he loved so dearly. He spent many years working in customer service, most recently as store manager at Mega Holiday in Altoona.

Jerome had a true passion for life and was loved by everyone he met. The way he is described by family and friends is a testament to the man he was, truly the best man any of us have ever met – an honest, caring man with the biggest heart. He loved people, loved to laugh, and always lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed music, camping, reading fantasy books, dragons, telling cheesy jokes, using the woodworking skills his grandpa taught him, and so much more.

Jerome met Jodi at “Shack Olympics” in 2009 and they married on September 21, 2013. He was her everything, the love of her life and true soulmate. They thrived on adventures near and far, right up until his very last day. Through that marriage, Jerome gained three children who he loved and cared for dearly. He was incredibly proud to be a part of their lives and was the biggest cheerleader for the passions they had in life. Whether it was dance team, rodeos, or cars; he was always there and cheering louder than anyone else.

In 2019, he became “gampy” to granddaughter, Olivia, and they quickly formed an inseparable bond, always singing songs, playing games and being silly – their giggles could be heard for miles. His time with little Julia was cut far too short, having just a month of her life to snuggle and adore.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Jodi, children; Carissa (Scottie) Krueger, Brooke Vinck, and Jordan Vinck, grandchildren; Olivia and Julia Krueger, mother, Dawn Berg, siblings; Brad Gary, Dani Gary and Desiree Gary, nephew, Matthew Morley, niece, Arizona Isham, many aunts, uncles, cousins and miles of friends.

He is preceded in death by grandparents; Milan Berg, LaVere and Ron Cater, one aunt and two uncles.

A visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 6:00 p.m. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.

The celebration of life service will be streamed at 6:00pm via Zoom for family and friends who are unable to attend. The meeting ID is: 895 7785 2999 and the passcode is: 164802.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to savings accounts for Jerome’s beloved granddaughters would be welcomed, allowing “gampy” to contribute in some small way to their future. There is a savings account set up, currently in Olivia Krueger’s name, at WESTconsin Credit Union.

  1. Jody and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. The love you had for Jerome was ever apparent and mutual. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

    - Aimee Kern

  2. My condolences to the family.

    Speaking to you buddy.. you were always there for me – our “little group” growing up. You were the glue that kept us together. The only one that would call it like it was. You meant more than I could explain and helped shape us to be better men. Btw.. the BEST DM . You never did draw me a lion king mufasa. Will miss you..

    - Charlie Kolpien

  3. Sending our deepest sympathy…our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time💞

    - Ray and Cheryl Risler

  4. Jodi I was so sorry to hear that you lost your husband. He’s in God’s hands and will be waiting for you. May you somehow find peace. I wish the best for you and your family. Love ❤️

    - Romelle Stanek

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    - Lora and Eric Sinclair

  6. Give you our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you….He was a awesome guy

    - Al and colleen anderson

  7. Jodi, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you. It sounds like heaven gained an amazing angel.

    Amy Forcier-Pabst & Rick Pabst

    - Amy Forcier-Pabst

  8. Jerome brought out the best in everyone he met, and I am a better person for knowing him. Words can not express how greatly missed he will be by his friends and family. ♥️

    - Tracy Kluge

  9. I am in shock to find out you have passed. You were my team lead for many years at HSG when it was functioning right before you worked at Ken Vance. You were such a inspiration and kind person. I remember when my car was in an accident you were quick to help me find out the details when we saw each other again. You always spoke about Jodi and how you loved her so…. I’m saddened by this news. The good are dying too soon. RIP Jerome you will be remembered. My prayers are with the family. He was a great man.

    - Shanna meyreles

  10. My condolences to Jerome’s family and loved ones.

    Jerome was a good and honest man. Always looking out for his friends and wanting to help his neighbor. May you find peace down the road. Thank you for everything Jerome.

    - John DiSalle and Sandra Schenk

  11. So sorry for your loss, Jodi ! May God give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.

    - Monte Countryman

  12. I am so saddened by Jerome’s unexpected passing. At a point in our lives he was my rock as he has been to many. As we had naturally drifted apart due to life, I still knew he would always be there if I needed him. My condolences to the entire family and all of his friends who were lucky enough to have him in their lives. I have never known a better person. He was so posisitive, charismatic, and loving to all people. As it is a loss for everyone still here, I know he is shining his light in heaven. I am so sorry for the loss to all.

    - Amy Peterson

  13. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” –Helen Keller, author

    Jodi and Family, my deepest sympathies for you loss.

    - Chris Heberle

  14. I went to high school with Jerome, and we had art class together. He would sculpt these large busts of Disney characters (like Mufasa from the Lion King), and they would blow up in the kiln, and Jerome would just patiently put them back together again. I remember that he was kind and warm. Jerome, I will think of you fondly. To his friends and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

    - Leah Wiste

  15. My condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers sent!
    Jerome you are awesome. Going to miss seeing you on my weekly visit to your store and shooting the bull. You are the best! Take care bud, until we see each other again

    - Sean Albrecht

  16. Thinking of you during this very hard time. Jerome was an amazing person.

    - Stacey Rau (Janssen)

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