Veterans Who Have Passed — John Berland


John Berland 1933—2020
John Berland of Rockford, IL passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020. He was born May 1, 1933 in Hordvik, Norway. He married Inger, also from Norway, in Rockford, IL in 1958. He served in both the Norwegian and US Army. He was co-owner of Rockford Viking Builders and later had his own business building homes and remodeling. John enjoyed fishing, golfing at Red Barn Golf Course, traveling and cooking on the weekends. John is loved and will be missed by his wife, Inger; children Anita (Jeffrey) and Mark, and his grandchildren Kristian (Kristi) and Michelle (Matthew).
We will remember a life well-lived and how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Source: Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2020, as found on