Emma Berger, 97, Mandan, died peacefully in her sleep on May 22, 2012 at the Medcenter One Mandan Care Center.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with Reverend Jon E. Wall officiating. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.
Emma was born January 26, 1915 in Price, ND to Henry and Petra (Husfloen) Edelbrock. She attended country school in the Price area. On August 4, 1937 she married Martin Miller and they had two children. Martin passed away August 16, 1956. In 1958 Emma married Jake Berger Jr. Jake passed away on September 27, 1969.
Emma was a lover of life and lived for the moment. Materialistic things didn’t matter to her. She loved nature and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Prior to going into the nursing home at the age of 87, she enjoyed going for walks, coffee at Hardee’s, frequent trips to Prairie Knights Casino, and spending time with children.
Emma had a natural way with kids and always loved their laughter and antics. Besides raising her own two children, there were countless kids that she watched, and later in life she helped raise her granddaughters, Shari and Nicole. A natural giver, Emma always put others first and worried about herself last.
She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Carol Bullinger (fiancee, Darvin Zimbelman), Center, ND; her son, Harold (Connie) Miller, Fayettville, PA; four grandchildren, Shari Gaddis, Mandan, Nicole (Craig) Faul, Bismarck, LaDonna Miller, Portland, OR, and Todd (Lisa) Miller, Italy; and two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Derek Faul.
Emma was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; two sisters, Gladys Schnoebrich and Clara Keller; two brothers, Ernest and Bud Edelbrock; a son-in-law, Nick Bullinger Jr.; a granddaughter, Carla Bullinger; and a grandson-in-law, Jim Gaddis.
May the heavens be filled with lots of chocolate and a big old barn to dance the night away. We were blessed to know and love you.