Cherylee Ann (Berge) Hamilton

Cherylee Ann (Berge) Hamilton, 79, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Born June 2, 1945, in Menominee, Mi., to Kurt and Arlene Berge, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1963. She was married to Roger Hamilton from 1966 to 1975 and they had three daughters. In 1983, she graduated from UW-Marinette with an AA Degree.

She moved with her three daughters to the state of Washington in 1984 and worked for the University of Puget Sound, Manpower, and R.L. Polk. She returned to Menominee in 1998 and loved living on the shores of Green Bay with the million-dollar view. Shortly thereafter, she found her passion as a Massage Therapist and touched the lives of many clients whom she deeply loved. She lived life unabashedly; her laugh filled the room and she had heart of gold.

She loved her role as a grandma and great-grandma, creating unique memories with her family that will remain treasured stories for years to come. A regular attender of Beith Menorah Fellowship since 2021, she pursued her lifetime journey of faith in God. She connected with loved ones near and far, making frequent trips to the West Coast, especially to Moclips, Wa., vacationing at her Florida timeshare and attending the annual Florida Strawberry Festival, Bok Tower Gardens and the Detroit Tigers Spring Training. She treasured times with her Dad going to Germany to visit his hometown and beloved cousins.

Childhood memories were created at the Salvation Army's Chicagami Camp, located on Little Lake Newton, near Athelstane, which continued to be a favorite place for family gatherings through the years. In 1996, Chicagami Camp became Camp Daniel, serving the needs of people with disabilities. She believed that everyone has value and deserves love and care, and she served as a Camp Daniel volunteer for many years.

She belonged to GLOVES (Gilded Lives of Victorian Edwardian Society) and delighted dressing in elegant Victorian-style clothing and exquisite hats, especially at the annual Somewhere in Time weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. She also was a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC Menominee) for 14 years. She enjoyed reading, music, concerts, movies and playing table games.

Survivors include three daughters: Ann Marie Fallon (Cliff), Wendy Moe (Michael) and Susan Wheeler (Jason); ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings: Tom Berge, Will Berge (Maria), Bonnie Freitag (Doug), Judy Reid (Len), John Berge (Tracy) and Ruth Fay (Bob); many nieces; nephews and cousins; her Aunt, Patricia Berge and an Uncle, Stan Hruska.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents,William and Edith Sieman and Karl and Emma Berge and her sister-in-law, Peggy Berge.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. CDT at Camp Daniel with a special time of remembering with stories, fellowship, and refreshments. RSVP TO: https://everloved.com/life-of/cherylee-ann-hamilton/ Burial will be in Menominee Riverside Cemetery without a service. Cadieu Funeral Home of Menominee is assisting the family.

You can also join family and friends on Monday, Sept. 2 for the Labor Day Annual Bridge Walk in her honor. This event is open to the public and is well attended. For details/updates to to  https://everloved.com/memorial/cherylee-ann-hamilton/events/  In lieu of flowers, a gift to Camp Daniel are appreciated: https://campdaniel.org/about/

 

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