Charlene “Char” (Suchy) Berglin was born on December 3, 1969 to Sharon Will and James Suchy. After flipping through a college magazine and landing on Alex Tech, as fate would have it, she met Ron Berglin in the summer of 1989 and they were later married in June 1990. They had three children together, Katherine, Samantha and Dillan. Ron and Char spent 34 years together on and off the fishing boat and between many adventures. They grew a legacy of their 3 children, 2 son in laws: Eric & Zach and 4 grandchildren: Jack Myron, Matilda Ruth, Reid Arnold, Henry James with one on the way. She left this earth to her heavenly journey on January 16, 2024 after a tragic car accident. While she was proud of her work as a nurse, what she was most proud of was who she became after everything she endured during her life.
If you ever got the chance to meet her, you would immediately see she was unapologetically proud. Proud of her family, faith and friendships. She made us who we are because of who she was. She was not afraid to voice her opinion but equally not afraid to strip herself down bare and take the cross off her neck to shine whatever faith she could into a dark time for anyone.
Char would jump on a little red bike just to show her children she could poorly land going off a jump from the top of the hill but turn around and recite the rosary for someone she just barely met because they needed it. She felt feelings more deeply than anyone could imagine and battled illnesses with every fight she could. Char would talk to anyone who would listen about her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Later in life, Char lived life for her grandchildren. She was meant to be a grandma and was never prouder. She would drop everything she was doing and help out where she could with the grandkids. When asked, her grandchildren’s most fond memories of her include watering her flowers, using her last bit of energy to sit on the floor to play and the countless snacks she would offer them.
While we will forever miss her strength and the world is one less star brighter, we find strength in her strength and know she will guide us as she always has.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024, 3:30 – 7:00 PM with a Parish Prayer Service at 3:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Monday, January 22, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family of Char Berglin wishes to take this means of thanking you for your kind expressions of sympathy through your cards, memorials, letters and gifts of food.