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Carl E. Berger

DEWITTVILLE, NY: Carl E. Berger, 84, of 7286 Beech Hill Road, Dewittville, died Friday, August 1, 2014 in his home.

Carl was born on December 19, 1929 in New Washington, Ohio a son of Rudolph and Clara (Magsig) Berger. Upon graduation from New Washington High School, Carl joined the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and studied to be a boiler man and an electrician. After the war, Carl worked in factories as an electrician, but aspired to farm his own farm.

In 1956, he married Joyce Marie Pember, and began farming in Helena, Ohio. In 1970, Carl and Joyce moved, with their five children, to the "Battle Hill Farm" outside of Dewittville, NY to build a dairy farm. At age 67 he began driving for CARTS until the age of 81.

Carl had the biggest heart. He loved people and had a special place in his heart for children and animals. He helped people in any way he could and always had time for his neighbors. He loved his family very much and treasured the times we gathered.

He was a leader of St. Mark Lutheran Church for over 40 years. Also, he was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Loyal Order of the Moose. When he retired from dairy farming, he continued raising beef cattle and built a house using the wood from his land, help from his friends and his "mechanical ingenuity."

Carl is survived by his wife; and five children, Chuck (Charlotte) Berger of Willingboro NJ, Jean Berger of Helena OH, Amy (Robert) Huston of Hudson OH, Sheryl (Jeff) Ridgley of Lebanon OH and Mary Kay (Randy) Atlas of Buffalo NY; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Art Berger of Attica OH and Rudolph (Leona) Berger of Bucyrus OH.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kermit, Richard, and Robert; and one granddaughter.

The funeral service will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Mayville on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation at Freay Funeral Home in Mayville on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mark Lutheran Church Organ Fund.

Arrangements are by the Freay Funeral Home. You may leave a remembrance by going to www.freayfurneralhome.com
Published in the The News-Messenger on Aug. 6, 2014
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