Joan Berning

Posted 11/29/21

Joan “Joanne” (Peacock) Berning, 92, Galena, passed into the Lord’s presence with loving family by her side, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2021.

A celebratory Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may call after 10 until the time of the Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

You may consider a memorial to honor Joan’s memory by sending contributions to either: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockford, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125, or at or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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