January 22, 2003 - June 20, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Farmington
While on a morning drive through the canyon he loved—with his Kanye playlist, his basketball, a jug of Crystal Light, and his favorite slippers on foot—Isaac Tate Berbert passed away in an automobile accident June 20, 2021. Isaac is survived by his father, Chad Jonathan; his mother, Anne Elizabeth; his sister Mia Lucia Schramm (Taris); his brothers Lincoln James, Eli Jenkins, Jacob Christopher; and many grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins, with an extra shoutout to his second mom Aunt Yvette.
Born in Layton, Utah on January 22, 2003, and raised in Beijing, London, Shenyang, Samoa, and Utah, Isaac was full of wanderlust from day one. As a precocious child, he memorized the flags to every country and would quote statistics from a World Almanac. As a teen, he did a service excursion to Guatemala that was a transformative experience for him. He also loved the outdoors, including fishing with his grandpa, hammocking with friends in the local mountains, and laying on the trampoline late at night, watching the stars. In Samoa, he and Lincoln would swim open water 1K swims together in the Pacific. He hoped to be a pilot and travel the world, with Japan and Iceland next on his bucket list. He graduated from Davis High School in the Class of 2021 and in the Fall planned to attend the University of Utah on academic scholarship.
Isaac deplored anything that was boring, mundane, and predictable, and he always looked for unique ways to express himself, whether that meant ordering a vintage, multi-colored hoodie from a thrift store in England, or wearing a speedo all day, being dubbed “speedo guy” at scout camp. He had an unexpected, understated, subtle, well-timed sense of humor that frequently caught others by surprise.
Isaac and basketball were synonymous. If he wasn’t bouncing a ball out on the court, he was shooting baskets into his mini hoop in the rec room. The constant sound of a ball in our basement will be dearly missed. Isaac played competitively for Fusion and on any rec team and Church team he could find. He loved his basketball brothers. He also had quite the penchant for basketball shoes.
Isaac was particularly close to his older brother Lincoln. The two were almost inseparable growing up—there is hardly a picture from their childhood that doesn’t feature them both. They traveled the world together, ate kimchee for lunch at school in China together, and played piano duets on Samoan national television together. They went on midnight runs to McDonald’s any time a new album dropped and shared a mutual love of great beats.
We love you like crazy, Isaac, and we will miss you like crazy.
Services will be held at Russon Mortuary, 1941 N. Main St., in Farmington as follows:
Viewing: Monday, June 28, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
Graveside Service: Kaysville City Cemetery immediately following the funeral.
Services will be available virtually via Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/Russon-Mortuary-Crematory-105412734572327
Services will also be streamed on this page under the obituary at 11:00 AM.
In addition to the above, we invite all to celebrate Isaac with us at “Isaac’s Extraordinary Playlist,” on June 29, 2021, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Grassy Park, Parkside Lane, Layton, Utah 84041. Bring some Coke or Crystal Light and a flashlight and listen to beats from Isaac’s favorite artists, including Kanye, Frank Ocean, and Bon Iver.