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Robert Berger

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Robert Berger

Robert Berger, 72 of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Robert Dean Berger was born on February 28, 1944, in Worthington, MN, to Gilbert Sr. and Ella (Johnson) Berger. He was in the Army from 1962 to 1965.

Robert was united in marriage with Karmel Lindquist on June 4, 1966. He worked at Rune's Furniture in Worthington before moving to Sioux Falls in August of 1999. He worked for Globe Security at the Sioux Falls Airport from February 2000 until after 9-11. When he was done at the airport in 2002, he decided to get his GED. He was very proud of getting his GED. While still working on that he got a job as a Security Officer at Augustana University until August of 2008 when he retired. Working at Augustana was his favorite job. He enjoyed being around the kids. He spent a lot of time at Active Generations playing pool and visiting with whoever was around. Then his wife joined him when she retired four years later. He was a member of the Sioux Falls America Legion.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Karmel, Sioux Falls, SD; three sons, Keith (Natalie) Lake Crystal, MN, Randy (Wendy) Santee, CA, and Jamie of Eugene, OR; two grandchildren, Sarah (Casey) Nelson, Heron Lake, MN, and Tommy Berger, Heron Lake, MN; sister Norah (Dale) Everding; great-granddaughter Emily Moorman; three sisters-in-law Gladys Berger, Pat Berger, Donna Berger; mother-in-law Mae Lindquist; brother-in-law Mark (Betty) Lindquist; and many other relatives and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Ella Lou, and five brothers, Merle, LeRoy, Gilbert Jr., Thomas and Edward.

The family will be present to greet friends at 10 am with a memorial service beginning at 11 am on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Benson's Funeral Home, 1225 Ryan's Rd, Worthington, MN, 56187.
Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 15, 2017
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