Berkeley, David

Berkeley, David W. age 68, of Eden Prairie, passed away on December 2, 2015, after a courageous six-year battle with lung cancer and COPD. His wife Jackie lovingly cared for him as his angel on Earth. David was preceded in death by his parents, William and Betty Berkeley. He leaves behind the legacy of his son David, daughters Jodie, Angie, Nicole, and Michelle, 14 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Sherry, Robin, and Willie, and many other cherished family and friends. David grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, was a member of the National Guard, and went on to proudly serve as a Minneapolis police officer for 28 years. He loved spending time with family, being at the lake, tending to his flowers (especially his roses) & plants, bird-watching, playing with his dogs, cheering on his Vikings & Twins, bowling; playing darts, cribbage, and cards; watching Old Westerns, Shirley Temple, and the Rocky movies; and dancing and singing along to the music of the old-time legends. A special thanks to the Fairview Medical physicians and staff – hospitals, clinics, home care, and hospice – who cared for David over the years, and to his caring neighbor, whom he called “My Pattie.” A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN, 55435. Memorials are preferred to Richard M. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge or Fairview Home Care & Hospice.

Published on December 5, 2015
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