Theodore W. Berghoff Jr, 96, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at St. Anne's Mead Nursing Home, Southfield, where the wonderful staff cared for him for seven years. He was born April 26,1911, in Detroit to Theodore and Emma Berghoff. Mr. Berghoff served in the U.S. Army during World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters from Oct. 21, 1942, through Feb.12, 1946, specializing as a rifleman, heavy machine gunner and a survey and instrument man. He worked for Kroger Grocery and Baking Company as a supervisor for seven years before going into the army. After serving in the army he worked as a machinist at his brother's tool and die shop until retirement. Mr. Berghoff and his wife, Helen, lived in Detroit for 29 years and then in Berkley for 29 years. They were active with the Berkley Seniors and traveled often with them. They also were active parishioners of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church, Berkley. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Helen (nee Schrock), on July 9, 2000. Mr. Berghoff is survived by brotherinlaws, Raymond Schrock and Edmund Sim; nieces and nephews, Marilyn (Schrock) and Rene Souvigney, Susan (Schrock) and Murray Death, Richard Schrock and Thomas and Anne Schrock. Funeral services were private, arrangements, SawyerFuller Funeral Home, Berkley; share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Oct. 29, 2007.
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