Terry L. Berg
Died on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
4-7 PM Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Weerts Funeral Home
1:30 PM Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: National Cemetery
Terry L. Berg, 68, of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at UnityPoint Health-Trinity, Bettendorf. Services in celebration of his life will be held 1:30 PM Friday, January 23, 2015 at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. The Rev. Karl Roberts will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM Thursday, January 22nd, at the funeral home. A committal service will take place at 9:30 AM Monday, January 26th, at the National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois where military honors will be presented by Vietnam Veterans of American, Chapter 776. Those wishing to attend the committal service at National Cemetery on Monday, January 26th, are asked to meet at Weerts Funeral Home at 9 AM to travel in procession.
Memorials may be made to Papa Helping Veterans, VietNam Veterans of America Chapter 776 or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Terry was born in 1946 in Boise, Idaho to Emil and Lovell "Chris" Berg. He passionately loved his country, volunteering for two tours of duty with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he attended Cal State Long Beach and graduated in 1975 with a degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. In 1983, Terry moved to the Quad Cities where he joined the Scott County Sheriff's Reserve and became an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of American, Chapter 776, where he was proud to have served on their Honor Guard. On July 31, 1988 he was united in marriage to Barb Lynch.
He was a proud benefactor of the NRA, and taught Concealed Carry classes for many years. His knowledge of guns was vast and well-respected. He also became an active member of the Scott County Republican party. Those who knew Terry knew his fun-loving spirit and great sense of humor. A brilliant man, Terry loved to read and learn with a particular interest in world history. He donated generously to causes he felt strongly about, which were numerous.
Terry's 24-year career with the Rock Island Arsenal included several different positions and assignments, primarily in Supply and Inventory Management as well active roles in the employee's union. He retired in 2003.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Lynch Berg, Bettendorf; a brother James (Christine) Lyall of W. Los Angeles, CA; nephew, Zachary Lyall, El Segundo, CA; niece, Kelly (Steve) Smith and their daughter Ava Christine Smith, Waukesha, WI.
He loved his cats, especially Cody, who was always by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Craig Lyall.