Marcia (Rosenbery) Berman, 51, of Sun Prairie, WI, went to her heavenly home on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Agrace Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 300 Broadway Street, Sun Prairie, WI, on Tuesday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Charlie Brandt officiating.
Visitation will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, WI, on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 4:00 - 7:00 and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Marcia was born in Clinton, Iowa on February 23, 1962. She graduated from Camanche High School in 1980 and from the University of Northern Iowa in 1985, with a BA in Marketing and Spanish. She met Dan while a student at UNI, and they married on May 23, 1987.
Marcia was an avid athlete, excelling in all sports throughout high school, and she continued to play volleyball and softball with her beloved teams up until a few weeks before her death. She also pursued her passion for percussion. She continued to study percussion through college at UNI and participated in band programs there.
Marcia was blessed with two amazing boys, Ryan, 20 and Allen, 18. Marcia's life was centered on her family - never missing an event that her kids participated in, passionately supporting them in all of their activities. She was heavily involved with the band programs at Sun Prairie High School, notably the Sound of Sun Prairie Band Program. She loved supporting this program and travelling with them. She was the Volunteer of the Year and Grand Marshal of Sun Prairie's Flags of Freedom Parade in 2011.
Marcia was a natural athlete and nowhere was this more evident than her time spent on water skies at Big Sand Lake. Watching her slalom ski was inspiring to everyone, including her children and nephews whom she taught to ski. She loved her time at the lake with her family.
Marcia was never seen without her camera - she loved capturing happy moments and treasured her photos. She loved taking pictures of family activities and while traveling and seeing things, and people are amazed at the pictures she took.
Finally, Marcia worked tirelessly on everything that she did. Marcia will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Marcia's humility, graciousness, and caring nature touched the lives of many.
Marcia is survived by her husband, Dan, sons Ryan and Allen, mother Marilyn Rosenbery (Galena, IL), sisters Sarah Twedt (Mark) and Amy (Kristen), and brothers Brian (Ellen) and Aaron (Joyce). She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Rosenbery, in March, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to Agrace Hospice Care Center at 5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. (www.agrace.org)
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