Kimberly Ann Berrier, 50, of Lake Station, and formerly of Valparaiso, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 16, 2023. She was born in Valparaiso on October 19, 1972, to Bill and Sandra (Kline) Berrier. Kim was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents: Carlton and Gloria (Bagdon) Kline, Arthur and Ruth (LaHayn) Berrier; uncle, Kenneth Berrier; and dear cousins: Josh Kingery, Michelle Kingery and Autumn (Berrier) Pickering. Kim is survived by her sister, Amber and William “Scott” Brown, and her beloved dachshund, Levi. She is also survived by her aunt, Susan (Dennis) Robison; her stepson, Aaron Dickens; and seven year old grandson, Michael Dickens, along with numerous cousins.
Kim was born and raised in Valparaiso and graduated from Washington Township High School in 1991. She began working in the medical field in 1993 as a CNA at Whispering Pines Nursing Home. She also completed bartending school and went on to become a Respiratory Therapist graduating from Ivy Tech in Valparaiso. Kim worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hobart, IN, Provena Hospital in Joliet, IL, Northwest Health Hospital in Valparaiso and Valparaiso Care and Rehab Center (VCRC) for a total of 30 years.
Kim’s wishes were to be cremated. Private graveside interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. Memorials may be given to the Hobart Food Pantry. If you know someone with an addiction and/or alcohol abuse problem, please reach out to them to get help. Their life is worth it.
I just received the news about the joyful soul of Kim passing on beyond our world here on earth. As her classmate in high school, Kim always stood out in such a positive way that no one could ever deny. I will forever remember her smiles, her laughs, and her acceptance of everyone no matter what others thought. Thank you, Kim, for the memories, and for showing me how to be a better person. You will be missed, but your journey continues providing smiles above! -James R. Jones (Jimmy)
My deepest sympathies to the family, -Jeanne Jablonski