Timothy R. Berken, 78, Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 7, 1942, in Green Bay to the late Raymond and Mary (Keehan) Berken. Tim was a graduate of Preble High School where he excelled at track and field. On August 6, 1966, he married his sweetheart Cheryl Jahnke. The two young lovebirds ran off and eloped. She preceded him in death on February 27, 1998, the most difficult day of his life. Tim was employed in the printing industry his entire career. Outside of work, he loved to spend time with his family and friends. This included downhill skiing trips, camping and especially fishing with his sons up north. Although he was unlucky casting a fishing line (most of the time it was tangled) he went anyway, just to have the opportunity to spend quality time with his sons. He loved to be doing anything outdoors. Tim enjoyed time spent up north with his family at the cottage in Pembine, sitting around a campfire or just playing cards. When he was younger, he also spent time at his parent’s family cottage in Dykesville, where there were many Berken and Keehan family get-togethers. Those were some fun times. He liked to take road trips, attend EAA, car shows, Packer games and research history. He was a big history buff. He absolutely loved attending all of his grandchildren’s activities from track meets and football games to school concerts. You could always hear him cheering loudly. Tim was a long time member of the Odd Fellow Lodge #19 and a lifelong American Red Cross blood donor.
He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Paula Berken, Michael and Tracy Berken; grandchildren, Emily (Brett) Bricco, Alissa (fiancé, Justin) Berken, Madelon (Kevin) Dessart and Jake Berken; siblings, Bill Berken, John (Mary Kay) Berken and Mary Beth (Dale) Cenefelt; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and spouse, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Berken; 2nd spouse, Eileen Berken; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Ramona Jahnke.
Visitation will be held at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 1st. Visitation will continue on Monday, Aug 2nd at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2132 Deckner Ave., from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with Pastor Dennis Ellisen officiating. Tim will be interred at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Aurora At Home Hospice and Carrington Assisted Living for their care and compassion.