THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dominik Berger, 96, of Wallace, Mi., formerly of North Dakota, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at River Breeze Adult Care Center in Wallace.
Born Oct. 8, 1921 in Fallon, N.D., to the late George and Magdalena (Dilger) Berger, he married Margaret Gieserl in Dauglas, N.D. on Nov. 27, 1945 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2012. He served in the United States Marines during World War II and worked at Marinette Marine for 20 years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. In younger years, he worked on the construction of the Mackinac Bridge. He enjoyed wood working with his wood lathe, cards, socializing, working on his farm, his tractors and was a handy mechanic.
He is survived by three daughters, Karen (John) Strohl and Sheila (Lester) LeBeau, both of Daggett, Mi. and Laurie (Steve) Schultz of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sons, James (Lynn), Gary (Alice) and Donald (Brenda), all of Menominee, Mi. and Anthony (Dawn) of Stephenson, Mi.; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret; a daughter-in-law Penny; a great-grandson, Matthew Paul Kayser and all his siblings.
Visitation was held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m., with Fr. Ron Timock officiating. Burial will be in the Spring in Mellen Township Cemetery.