Edward Francis Berck, 65, of Omaha, NE, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born on March 12, 1956, in Omaha, NE. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Roselle Ellis; mother, Rachael Berck; and sister, Cathleen Driggers. On March 31, 2020, Ed married Teresa Weddington. Ed graduated from St. Cecilia’s Cathedral School in 1974 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree with Distinction from the University of Nebraska in 1987.
For the past ten years, Ed worked as a Contracts Administrator at Allied Universal Technology Services, formerly G4S. Ed had a passion for music of all types and enjoyed dancing West Coast Swing. He was very musical and had a great sense of rhythm. He was looking forward to having more time in retirement to play his drums and attend concerts and musicals. In 1978, Ed graduated from the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, where he handmade two guitars, one acoustic and one electric. When he was younger, some of his hobbies included sailing his small sailboat, motocross, and reading historical nonfiction. Ed both enjoyed and excelled at woodworking, building projects, gardening, and cooking. Ed was passionate about supporting animal rights and underrepresented communities. Ed touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by friends and family.
He is survived by wife, Teresa; sister, Patricia Schultz; brothers, Dennis Berck and Mitchell Berck; nieces and nephews, Amy Toth, Elaine Stripling (Jason), Audrie Mendoza Kretzing (Jim), Julie Schultz Self (Gary David), Teri Schultz Armbruster, Kimberly Schultz, Michael Schultz (Jennifer), Nichola Cook (Jack), Gina Patterson-Bizer; stepson, Ryan Sump; brothers-in-law, Don Weddington, Bob Weddington (Linda), Russ Weddington (Heidi Bell), Ed Weddington and many great-nieces, nephews and friends.
Celebration of Life: Visitation with family from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Remembering Ed from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Roeder Mortuary, 11710 Standing Stone Drive, Gretna, Nebraska.
Memorials may be directed to: ASPCA or Wounded Warrior Project.