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(Fall    1983)


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Cody Dawson

President, Alumni Corporation Board

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity - Alpha Pi Chapter

Michigan State University

Cell #: (248) 990-3686

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Tim M. Berry

1963 - 2023


Tim Berry, age 59, passed on June 23, 2023, leaving behind Donna, his loving wife of 25 years, and their two sons, Jacob and Caleb.


He joins mom Marie (Bouthillet), dad Michael and younger brother Mike Berry in heaven, where he gets to meet his in-laws-Frances (Dudzinski) and Mike Gorski--for the first time. He is survived by sister Kathy (Tom) Spillane, brother Dan (Lisa) Berry, and their families.


Tim loved life. He loved all people. He loved to talk about anything and everything. Tim loved sports, especially ice hockey. He played his last game right before passing and gave it his best shot.


Pledging The Delta Sigma Phi - Alpha Pi Chapter at Michigan State University in the Fall of 1983 Class, Tim ("Cecil") loved his Brothers and Fraternity.  He shared his smile with fellow Delt Sig Spartans throughout his adult life, most recently warming hearts when he met up in East Lansing for the 100th Anniversary celebration in January. 


He also loved the Big Ten, and while he was very loyal to MSU-he had a huge place in his heart for the University of Illinois. He proudly wore his orange and blue Illini Dad gear.


Tim had many firsts in his last year of life, including hiking out West, swimming in Iceland's Blue Lagoon, attending a college Bowl game and planting a tree at his happy place in South Haven. Neighbors saw him dig out the dead tree and plant a thriving one. He will always be remembered with that tree.


With a long list of friends and family in Michigan and Illinois, Donna, Jacob and Caleb will be hosting a celebration of life in both South Haven and Chicago in the very near future. They are keeping their good-bye time private.


Tim loved life and wanted to play for a much longer time. He played as long as God had planned.


"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap, or the soreness, or all the aches and pains and continue to play for a long, long time." - Gordie Howe (no flowers, please).


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