Philip R. Berger, 67
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February 2, 1945-April 11, 2012
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Philip R. Berger, age 67 of St. Cloud who passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home. Reverend Scott Pogatchnik will officiate. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Phil was born on February 2, 1945 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Anton and Adela (Schloesser) Berger. He attended acting school in Los Angeles and New York and was accepted at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Phil was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving two tours of service. After his service to his country Phil returned to New York to continue his career in acting. There he met his wife of 42 years, Frosa Aletrari; they were married on March 24, 1970 in New York. They returned to St. Cloud to operate and later own Del-Tone Kennel and Gun Club for 29 years, retiring in 2001. During his career Phil handled and trained several Retriever Field Trial Champions, winning the High Point Open Championship in 1981 and 1983. He was a member of St. Augustine's Parish.
Survivors include his wife, Frosa; children, Melissa (Paul) Brown of Louisville, Kentucky; Andrew (Tara) of Sartell and Christina (Doug) Kallevig of Shakopee; four grandchildren, Chase and Connor Brown, Ella and Nikolas Berger; brothers and sisters, Dick (Judy) of Motley, Connie (Mike) Gravelle of Pueblo, Colorado, Tom (Sherry) of Colorado Springs, Colorado and LuAnn (Bob) Weber of Sartell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tony, Jr. and Jerry.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 13, 2012