Jack Lynn Berg, passed away on July 2, 2023, in his hometown of Independence, Missouri. He was born on March 1, 1932, in New Castle, Nebraska.
Jack was a social butterfly who made friends wherever he went. His vibrant personality and independent nature made him a cherished member of his community. He was known for his strong will and self-sufficiency. These qualities remained with him until his final days.
After graduating from Maskell High School in Nebraska, Jack enlisted in the Navy. His military service was a source of pride throughout his life. It shaped his character and provided him with valuable life lessons.
Jack's career as a salesman for construction equipment spanned several decades. He excelled in this field, earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues and clients alike. His dedication and expertise made him an invaluable asset to the industry.
Outside of work, Jack had a passion for socializing and enjoying life to its fullest. He met the love of his life, Barbara Ann, at a corporate party and their connection was instant. Together they enjoyed square dancing, attending social parties, and galas. Their love story is one that will be cherished forever.
In addition to his successful career and loving relationship with Barbara Ann, Jack had many hobbies and interests that brought him joy. Every morning, he would start his day by having breakfast and sharing a cup of coffee with his friends at Hy-Vee. He also enjoyed watching talk shows and challenging himself with crossword puzzles.
Among Jack's proudest accomplishments were his love for train travel and contributions to various organizations. He cherished the experience of traveling by train, embracing the romance and nostalgia associated with this mode of transportation. Jack was an active member of the historical society, dedicating himself to preserving history for future generations. Additionally, he was part of an investment club, where he shared his financial knowledge and learned from his fellow members.
Jack’s legacy extends to his surviving family and friends. He is survived by his son Thomas (Sharon) Berg, granddaughter Jessica (Jeremy) Johns, and great-grandchildren Payton Johns, Taylor Johns, Skyler (Destiny) Johns, and Takoha Pratt. His great-great-grandchild, Remi Johns, will carry forward Jack's memory for generations to come. Jack is preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara Ann Berg and his parents Oscar Berg and Maria Lindskog.
To honor the life of Jack Lynn Berg, a visitation will take place on July 7, 2023, at Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence, Missouri. The visitation will begin at 1:00 PM and conclude at 2:00 PM. Following the visitation, a memorial service will be held at the same location from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Jack's departure has left a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His warm smile, infectious laughter, and kindhearted nature will be deeply missed. May we find solace in the memories we shared with him and may his spirit continue to inspire us to live our lives with joy and determination.