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Edward John Berger

November 18, 1935 January 26, 2012
Edward John Berger
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Obituary for Edward John Berger

Worthington, MN
    
Edward John Berger, 76, was born on November 18, 1935, in Worthington, MN, the son of Gilbert and Ella (Johnson) Berger.  He graduated from Worthington High School.  Ed worked for Berger Transfer & Storage and in 1964, he began working for Armour’s in Worthington, where he worked for twenty years.  He then worked for Welder’s Supply in Worthington as a truck driver until his retirement.  Ed hunted his entire life and especially enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant with his boys.  He also enjoyed antiquing with his wife, his Shawnee Pottery, auctions, making deals and EBay, feeding the birds and squirrels, and collecting mechanical oil pencils.  Ed was a great cook and gardener.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.  Edward died on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
     Ed is survived by his wife, Pat of Worthington, MN; two sons, Barry Berger of Worthington, MN, and Mike Berger of New Brighton, MN; one daughter, Laurie (Terry) DeNeui of Rushmore, MN; six grandchildren, Alex Solem, Katherine (Adam) Johnson, Hannah (Nate) Engelkes, Brent Berger, Brady Berger, and Hope DeNeui; one sister, Norah (Dale) Everding of Worthington, MN, and two brothers, Robert (Karmel) Berger of Sioux Falls, SD, and Thomas Berger of Currie, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Merle Berger, LeRoy “Sonny” Berger, Gilbert Berger, Jr., and an infant sister.
     Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor John Moe officiating.  Ed’s grandchildren and their spouses will serve as honorary bearers.  Burial of his cremains will be in the Worthington Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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