Anna May Mildred Berge, nee Knapp, an Elmhurst resident for more 50 years, passed away at the age of 84 on Friday, November 20, 2015, at Inspirations Senior Living, St. Charles. Beloved wife of Irving; loving mother of Bonnie (Richard) Wallick, Dawn (Gary) Osborne and Daniel (Heather); devoted grandmother of eight; adoring great-grandmother of seven; dear daughter of the late Herman and Jennie Knapp; sweet sister of Jeannette (the late Robert) Murray and Margie (Albert) Ashworth; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first daughter, Cynthia, and a great grandson, Noah.

Anna May was born on March 12, 1931 in Berwyn and was raised in Downers Grove. After graduating high school, Anna May attended dental school and received her Dental Assistant Certificate. Her college years were spent attending the Kings Couriers, a Christian Youth Group. She married Irving Berge 59 years ago on May 12, 1956.

A member of Grace Bible Church for more than 50 years, Anna May’s love for The Lord was evident in the many lives she touched. She loved spending time and making memories with her family, which included going to sporting events and music concerts. She also loved vacationing with friends and family, which aided in her hobby of taking many pictures of all the occasions.

The family would like to thank Windsor Johnson Health Center, Rosewood Care Center, Inspirations Senior Living and CNS Hospice for their tender loving care of her this past year. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 25, at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Auburn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Grace Bible Church, 398 Eggleston, Elmhurst, 60126; or Our Daily Bread Ministries, P.O. Box 270, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0270. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit for more information.


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