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Samuel “Sam” Austin Berkich

August 19, 2019 | 5 comments

Samuel “Sam” Austin Berkich, 27, of Onalaska, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August, 17, 2019 in his home.  He was born December 13, 1991 to Mike and Mary Berkich.

Sam had a heart of gold and was one of the kindest people to touch our lives.  He was a very intelligent person and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was studying computer science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  He took great joy in learning new things.

Sam is survived by his father, Michael; siblings, Brieanna, Jonathan, and Taylor; grandparents, John and Rose Berkich, and Joan Gibbons; many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Sam is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Berkich (2014).

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Onalaska.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the time of mass at the church.  Rev. Billy Dodge will officiate.  A reception will follow the mass at The Gathering Place Event Center, 133 Mason St., Onalaska.  Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

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5 Comments

  1. Kathleen Fandry

    Sammy…I love you! Hug your Momma for me! 🥰🥰🥰

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    • Jill McCollum-Berkich

      Thinking of and praying for you all at this terrible time. His mother will be waiting with open arms for her baby boy. God bless you Sam and may you rest in peace.

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    • Rita

      You are in my heart Sam in our eternal bond. HOW BLESSED
      I AM THAT I HAD A TINY BIT OF TIME AND DEAR CONNECTION WITH YOU. RITA

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  2. Tommye Grant-Gibbons

    Sam, I ‘ll never forget our cereal discussion that year when your mom’s brother Danny and I visited. Thank you for that chat and others. It brings a smile to my face and my thought, glad I married your Uncle Danny to be a part of this family. Fond memories forever! Love Aunt Tommye

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  3. Deborah Bissett (MHS 74)

    My heartfelt condolences. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Reply

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