In Memory of Michael Dahlberg(1990 - 2016)

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Name
Michael Dahlberg
Birth Date
January 19, 1990
Ascension Date
November 13, 2016  
Local Church
Chicago Family Church

Joseph Michael Dahlberg was born January 19, 1990 and was known to everyone as Michael. He was the youngest of three, born to Michael and Kyoung Sim (Kay) Dahlberg. From his first breath, Michael was faced with an illness that grew in severity throughout his life. Born with DiGeorge Syndrome (immune and calcium deficiency) and Tetralogy of Fallot (heart defect), he underwent open-heart surgery at age one and experienced complications that contributed to and caused Chorea Syndrome (involuntary movement).

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Despite all of this, Michael was an athlete and enjoyed all sports. He particularly loved baseball and the White Sox. He also played softball and was a designated hitter, and sometimes he could steal bases. Another sport he loved was bowling, and he would bowl with friends every Thursday. In his highest game, he bowled a 178. Michael loved golf and enjoyed the times he would frequent the practice putting green with his mom or drive the golf cart for his dad, chasing geese up and down the fairway.

Michael loved visiting places, whether it was going to Hawaii with the Kids Wish Network, visiting family in South Korea, or taking a trip with his mom and dad to Ireland. He also loved to just get in the car and “drive a little bit” with his mom.

Another of Michael’s favorite pastimes was going out to eat. His favorite restaurants were Taco Bell and Chili’s, and he especially loved a good cheeseburger with fries.

Michael was a social butterfly and had many friends from all walks of life. He had a way of seeing the good in all and showed unconditional love with a big hug and his contagious smile. Michael would reach out to so many online and Facebook friends by saying ‘wutzup’.

Michael’s attitude in every moment was positive and he lived life to the fullest, each and every day, never taking it for granted. He enjoyed his life and taught his family so much through every precious moment. Despite his difficult situation, he never once complained and was always smiling.

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After such a fulfilling life, Michael’s time ended peacefully at home surrounded by his loving and proud family. His dad put Michael’s battle into words, “God seemed to try to reel him in several times only to have Michael jump off the hook. God finally hooked his Angel Fish on November 13, 2016”.

Michael is survived by his parents Michael and Kyoung Sim, his sister Kory, his brother Tom, and his grandma Catherine.

Seonghwa Service

Michael’s Seonghwa Service will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 11:00 AM at Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Rd., Hillside, IL.

Rather than submitting flowers and gifts, the family invites donations to be sent directly to Kid’s Wish Network, 4060 Louis Ave., Holiday, FL 34691 (kidswishnetwork.org).

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
11:00 AM
Date
Saturday, November 19
Location
Russo's Hillside Chapels: 4500 Roosevelt Rd., Hillside, IL

Comments (23)

  • David Burgess

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    Mike,

    Julie and I are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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    • Mike Dahlberg

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      Dear David & Julie,
      It was so good to hear from you. We’re glad you had a chance to meet little Mike while he was still pretty active.
      His spirit never changed. Hope to see you sometime. We go way back. Still any golf?
      Love, Mike & Kyoung Sim Dahlberg

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  • Roger Alan Wise

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    Dear Mike and Kay,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son Michael.

    Even though I never met Michael, I could feel his beautiful spirit and deep heart in the brief eulogy that you wrote.

    I did however, know his dad Mike very well. Mike and I first met each other in 1979 in Seattle, Washington.

    I have always admired Mike. I absolutely love the photograph of him when he was playing football.

    I can still remember Mike’s visit with me in Denver several years ago. He has an excellent golfer and wanted to know where he could find the best courses.

    Even though I did not know Michael, I do know his parents.

    They say that the apple does not fall from far from the tree.

    I know that young Michael, who entered the spirit world at the pure young age of 16, was a great young man.

    A great young man who inspired others with his love of life and his love for everyone he met.

    With love and deep respect,
    Roger

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    • Michael Dahlberg

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      Dear Roger,
      So good to hear from my long lost friend. I’m sure we might not recognize each other now
      but remember so good old times. Thanks so much for your kind words. Life is tough, life is good.
      Mike & Kyoung Sim

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  • Sydelle Enyeart

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    Michael sounds like a wonderful son. He accomplished so much while on earth. I pray for good spirits to take him to heaven. Bless all the family. The Enyearts of San Diego.

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  • Williams family

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    Thank you, Joseph Michael! You uplifted many people while alive and continue to do so through the testimony of your cheerful attitude. We lift you up with love and thanksgiving for your short but beautiful life. Please go and hug True Father for all of us.
    Williams family, VA

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  • Susan Felsenthal

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    Condolences to a wonderful family.. God Bless You…

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  • Edwin Plekhanov Ondoua Nna

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    Dear Michael and Kyoung Sim (Kay) Dahlberg, the support you give to Micheal have been a testimony of True Parental Love.Many will surely learn from it.Micheal we love you.

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  • Randy & Kumiko Francis

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    Our Heavenly Parent has landed the Big Tuna! Peace and loving Blessing to Michael and your whole family.

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  • joe hibner

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    I loved him so much. He was a true baseball player. He loved to play baseball at every church picnic. He was great.

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  • Philip Burley

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    Dearest Michael and Kyoung Sim,

    It was with both joy and sadness that Vivien and I read of Michael’s passing. I will always, personally, have an ongoing smile and warmth in my heart for your Son. I will never forget what a great soul he showed to me upon meeting him and spending time with him and you. Few people have ever touched my so deeply with the spirit of God incarnate. Michael did and it is why there is no question but that that is where he is, with God, in a vast, vast world of eternal possibilities and endless peace and joy. How much he deserves being there!

    Thank you for sharing him with us. What a GIFT.

    Eternal love,
    Philip & Vivien

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    • Michael Dahlberg

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      Dear Philip & Vivien,
      Thanks you so much for your message which is always uplifting. Hope this message finds you well.
      We’ll be in touch. Please send me your home address. I want to send you some things.
      Mike Dahlberg

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  • Jack Ryan

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    I am so deeply moved by what you have written. May God Bless and comfort your family.

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  • daisy joy elizabeth kuroha

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    Thank you for the lessons of thevheart, dear Michael.

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  • Helena stout

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    God bless your little fish as he makes his journey onwards. Lots of love and support from our family to yours.

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  • Julian Gray

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    I was moved to read Michael’s life story and I am sure many people will feel the same. What a valuable life to have lived. Gives me much to think about. Thank you.

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  • daniela wooton

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    thank you for sharing this life.strength and love to the family

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  • Renee Pihl

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    Thank you Michael for all the love you gave and probably continue to give. May Heaven welcome you as one of His Treasure!

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  • Laura Taylor Hayashi

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    Prayers and love in celebrating this wonderful life. I know you are glad you had him for the time you have, but I am also sure it must have seemed you could have just a little more. Hope you will be surrounded with love from family and friends, as I am sure you will be. all our best Laura

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  • Malinda Vogel

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    Thank you for sharing your beautiful eulogy with us.

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  • Francisvo & Jean Rondon

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    Our prayers and love are with Michael and your family. Thank you for allowing us to meet your precious son.

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  • Davis'

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    Our prayers and concerns go out to your family. What a beautiful bright spirit of your son. Testimony your love.

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  • Galvan family

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    Our dear Michael and Kay, Very sorry to hear this. May Michael be safe and happy, as he ascends into Heavenly Parent’s and True Father’s Home. May God bless and protect you both, and your family. ITN, Esteban and Lorna (Spivack) Galvan

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