MT. MORRIS — Angela “Angie” Gay Daub Bergstrom, 52, of Mt. Morris, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 with her family by her side. She had fiercely battled metastatic breast cancer for 11 years.
Angie was born June 13, 1964 in Rochelle, the daughter of Darrel and Linda (Strawbridge) Daub. Angela married Chad Bergstrom on Dec. 25, 1999 and later divorced. She grew up in Chana and attended Oregon High School (class of 1982) and achieved her license as a Certified Pedorthist in Boulder, Colo. While involved with the orthopedic prosthetic services in Colorado she volunteered in a program for persons with disabilities and amputation/prosthesis users on the ski slopes. As skiing was one of her passions.
From Colorado she was asked to go to Rochester, N.Y., to open a prosthetic branch of the business and was able to share with foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons the intricacies of orthotic and prosthetic therapies. In 1998 she moved back to Illinois to be closer to her family and most recently employed by Rockford Orthopedic Associates. Angie’s compassion and love were louder than life which she shared with her family and many friends. When you met Angie, you insistently became her friend. She lived her life to the fullest with traveling, adventures and raising her girls. She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. Angie was a lifelong member of the Chana United Methodist Church.
She was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Floyd E. and Corrine (Reed) Daub, Laverne “Bud” Strawbridge; uncle, Floyd Daub; and aunt and uncle, Bill and Beulah “Bea” Daub.
She is survived by her amazing twin daughters, Isabelle and Mallory Bergstrom of Oregon; her parents, Darrel and Linda Daub of Chana; her four siblings, Karen (Brian) Larson of Leaf River, David (Dana) Daub of Mt. Morris, Tracy (Steve) Novak of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Daniel (Suzie) Daub of Mt. Morris; six cherished nieces and nephews, Micah Larson, Joey and Jessica Novak, Matthew and Kaitlyn Daub and Spencer Daub; grandmother, Isla Strawbridge; uncle, Tom Strawbridge; aunts, Donna (Tom) Heid and Audrey Daub; many cousins; and her best friend since they were 12 years old, Mary Dwyer.
A Celebration of Life funeral service will be Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chana United Methodist Church, 606 Main Street, Chana, with the Rev. Chan Ik Choi officiating. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Farrell-Holland-Gale funeral home, 110 S. 7th Street, Oregon, and also at the Chana UMC one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.