THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Nicholas J. Berkebile
Nicholas Nick J. Berkebile, 34, of Green Bay, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 14 after a 10 year battle with a brain tumor.
Born Feb. 23, 1980 in Green Bay, to Jim and Valerie Berkebile, he graduated from Hillsboro High School in North Dakota in 1998 and then earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mi. In March of 2005, he married Tanya Tomich on the Island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.
He enjoyed working in the boating industry as a mechanical engineer and found his dream job working at FABCO in Green Bay as a marine project manager. He enjoyed boating, playing hockey, golfing, traveling and listening to music.
He is survived by his wife, Tanya; two sons, Cooper James, age 4 and Traveler Crosby, age 1, all of Green Bay; father, James (Lynn) Berkebile, Green Bay; mother, Val (Jim) Anderson; siblings, Brandi Anderson and Zachary Anderson, all of Hillsboro, N.D.; Leah (Glenn) Wavrunek, Washington, D.C.; Carrie Quinnell; grandmother, Lois Weigelt, Fargo, N.D.; grandfather, Dick Boyer, Leesburg, Fla.; father-in-law, Robert Tomich, Menominee, Mi.; mother-in-law, Tina (Dennis) Schneider, Marinette; sisters-in-law, Michelle Tomich, Abrams, Kristi (Paul) Weaver, Grand Haven, Mi. and Finn Schneider, San Francisco, Ca.; many aunts; uncles; relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Glen Weigelt and William Berkebile and grandmother, Lois Boyer.
Friends called at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at noon with Pastor Bruce Pangborn officiating. Proko-Wall Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family with arrangements.