Leroy Leo Berres of Manitowoc, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on Sunday morning, September 23rd, 2018 at the Artesian Senior Living Center in Manitowoc after suffering from an extended illness. Roy was born on July 8, 1933 in Port Washington. He was the son of the late Joseph and Adela Gross Berres. During his life Roy enjoyed spending time with his wife Nancy, his family, and his friends. Roy was actively involved in the community and served as the President of the Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fisherman’s Association for 18 years, dedicated 18 years at the Lincoln Park Zoo, was an active member in the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Association, Hooked on a Hobby, and served as the Director of the local Salmon Derby for many years. In his earlier years Roy served in the U.S. Army and was a long time member of the Amvets Post #99. Survivors include his wife: Nancy Berres of Manitowoc, his sons: Terry Berres of Iowa, Dean (Katrina) Berres of Morris, IL, David (Rozzlyn) Berres of Morris, IL, his daughters: Debbie
(Dale) Hubbartt of Kiel, WI, and Tina (Jeff) Heinzen of Manitowoc, WI, his sisters: Darlene
(Jim) Oligney of Cape Coral, FL, Patty Peters of Saukville, WI, his brothers: Eugene (Linda) Berres of Mukwonago, WI, and Jerry (Joann) Berres of Saukville, WI, his brother-in-law: Gary (Sue) Schmitt. Roy was blessed with 8 grandchildren, a 9th grandchild that is due in November, and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Adela Gross Berres, his sisters: Wanita, Elaine, and Donna May, his brothers: William Berres and Richard Wheeler, and his father-in-Jaw and mother-in-law: Earl and Olive Schmitt. The Berres family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Artesian Senior Living Center and Heartland Hospice both of Manitowoc for their outstanding care that was provided over the last year. A Life Celebration Social will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Harrigan Parkside Gathering Center, 620 North Water Street in Manitowoc, located on the south property of the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place at the Harrigan Parkside Crematory and Chapel. Military honors will be accorded by the Amvets Post #99 at the Harrigan Parkside Gathering Center at 1 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials for a memorial fund being established in Roy’s name. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11 hand St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.