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Barbara Bere

April 9, 1926 ~ April 24, 2018 (age 92)

Barbara Bere, 92, a long-time resident of Hinsdale passed away April 24,2018. She was proceeded in death by her husband, James Bere. She is survived by her five children, Robert (Debbie), Jim (Sue), Dave (Karen), Lynn (Bob)  Stine, Becky (Paul) Sigfusson. She was a devoted grandmother to 16 and had 22 great grandchildren. She was born to the late Dr. Van Dellen and Linnea Van Dellen in 1926, graduated from DePauw University in 1947 and married James Bere in 1947. They were married 44 years until his death in 1992. She and her husband Jim were early members of Christ Church of Oak Brook where she had been an active member for over 50 years. She has been a generous contributor to many Christian and civic organizations, including one of the founding donors to Millennium Park in Chicago. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 30th at Christ Church of Oak Brook 501 Oak Brook Rd. Oak Brook IL 60523.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hinsdale Young Life.

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