TELL CITY – Paul T. Berger, 78, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
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He was born in Perry County Aug. 20, 1935. His parents were the late Victor and Anna (Schwartz) Berger.
Paul was united in marriage to Mary Louise Hildenbrand June 6, 1959, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda.
He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, IUOE Local 181, Knights of Columbus and Indiana Volunteer Fireman's Association. Paul was a former member of Indiana National Guard and Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department, where he had volunteered for over 31 years. He had been fire chief for several years and had been president of its board of directors.
In 2000, Paul retired from BB Mining as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed gardening, tending cattle, taking care of his farm and watching his grandchildren in school and athletic events.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary Louise Berger; his daughter, Connie Berger of Tell City; his sons, David Berger (Diane) of Tell City, Frank Berger (Elisa) of New Carlisle and Daryl Berger (Bridgett) of Tell City; his sisters, Maryetta Boehm and Loretta Seckinger, both of Fulda; his brothers, Albert Berger of Ferdinand and Leroy Berger of Jasper; his grandchildren, Teresa, Andrew, Courtney, Ryan and Olivia Berger; his stepgrandchildren, April Susnjara and Matt Meunier and his stepgreat-grandchildren; Aiden, Olivia and Cole Susnjara, and Anna and Madison Meunier.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at St. Mark Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. The Revs. Dennis Duvelius, Barnabas Gillespie OSB and Anthony Vinson OSB will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, St. Mark Cemetery or Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on Jan. 2, 2014