Werner P. Berger, age 87, of Kenosha, was called to his heavenly home after a 7-year battle with cancer, while surrounded by his wife and family on Saturday November 4, 2017.
Werner was born in Blue Mound WI on April 18, 1930. He was one of six children born to Fritz and Louise (Urban) Berger, Sr. On December 12, 1953, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Holtz in Vesper WI.
He was a hard worker, and held many jobs through the years including truck driver, farmer, and milk hauler, both locally and over the road. He retired in 1990 from JATCO of Janesville, where he was employed hauling new cars for 32 years.
After retirement, he enjoyed RVing, fishing, woodworking and playing Euchre. He cherished the times he and Dorothy got to spend with their family. Werner was active with the Kenosha Senior Citizens Center and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Werner is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy, and by their children; Sandra (Steve) Huffman of Churubusco IN, Dennis (Sandra) Berger of Janesville, Judy (Michael) Adams of Salem Lakes and William (Lauretta) Berger of East Troy. He is further survived by his grandchildren; Robert J. Adams, Holly (Andrew) Traynor, Daniel (Sara) Adams, Christopher (Michelle) Adams, David Huffman, Jenni Hartman, Anna (David) Torpe, Jessica Berger, Justin Oliver, Blake Gossage, and Louis, Joseph and Casey Zatarski, and by his great grandchildren; Kevin, Lauren, Ashley and Matthew Adams, William and Cora Torpe and Finnegan and Colin Traynor. He is also survived by his brothers Fritz (Jeanette) Berger of Auburndale WI and Charles Berger of Portland OR.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Margaret and by his brothers Walter and Albert.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 1:00PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pleasant Prairie. (4311-104th Street) Visitation with the family will be on Thursday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of service. Entombment will follow in the church mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to either Assistance in Health Care-Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion IL or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis TN.