Carol Elaine Berg Garza died May 14th, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by family after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She was born August 11, 1954, in DeKalb, IL, the daughter of Charles and Winnifred Berg. She graduated from Rochelle Township High School and attended the University of Iowa and Kishwaukee Community College earning an associate degree in nursing.
Carol married Andres Garza on July 27, 1978 and built a family residing in Illinois. Together they had four children and 12 grandchildren. Son Andres, JR. married to Jennifer Lyons children Andy Thomas, Alexander and Mia, daughter Jennifer children Dominic, Dionigi, and Gianna, daughter Elizabeth children D’Angelo, D’Vante, and Andres, and son John with Corie Dodson children Piper, Isaac, and Amelia. She is also survived by her sister Laurel Berg, brother Doug Berg, nephews Tim Irwin and Paul Berg, and nieces Dawn Golt and Danielle Berg. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Winnifred Berg and sister Christine Irwin.
Throughout her nursing career Carol dedicated her time to caring for the elderly as they transitioned through the end of their lives. She was a wonderful caregiver not only to her children but to the many residents she cared for at the retirement communities she served.
Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was full of hope, love, and happiness. Even in her darkest days she would say “God has gotten me this far and I’m sure he will get me through this.”
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Lutheran Church, 240 West Hardanger Gate Lee, IL 60530.