Anthony “Tony” Berger, 86, Mandan, died January 14, 2011 at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with Al Knoll officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Mandan VFW Post 707 and American Legion Post 40.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and continue from 9 to 11 am on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Anthony was born August 3, 1925 in Mandan to Ralph and Theresa (Lauinger) Berger. He spent his childhood in Sykeston, ND. He received his diploma from Mandan High School and then enlisted in the US Navy, serving in Guadal Canal. On May 31, 1955 Tony married Celeste L. Trueblood in Garrison, ND. He was self-employed as a construction worker for some time. Tony enjoyed truck driving and worked for Farmers Union Transport, Northern Tank Line and Transport Inc., and Dan Dugan Trucking. He enjoyed collecting trains, traveling, and feeding the birds and squirrels. A history buff, Tony loved geographical & historical reading, and National Geographic. His family was the most important thing to him and the time spent with his children and grandchildren were the highlights to his life. Tony was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Teamsters Union #123. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, his memory will forever be treasured.
Blessed to have shared his life is his wife of 56 years, Celeste Berger, Mandan; two daughters, Sandra (David) Becker, Bismarck and Cindy (Jim) Monahan, Mandan; one son, Gregory (Rosemary) Berger, Bismarck; six grandchildren, Evie Ehrlich, Portland, OR, Allison (Lee) Olson, Bismarck, Katelyn Monahan, Bismarck, Ethan Monahan, Mandan, and Alisha and Daryl Berger, Bismarck; one great grandson, Hunter Gertz, Bismarck; and three sisters, Loretta Toman, Rosemary Berger, and Frances May Berger, all of Mandan.
Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Theresa Berger; grandparents; grandson, Tony Monahan; sister, Viola Mossbarger; son-in-law, Martin Anderson; and brother-in-law, Al Toman.