THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Floyd J. Berger
Respected Menominee County leader, Floyd Berger, 77, of Carney, Mi. passed away Sunday, June 9 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba, Mi.
Born on April 10, 1936 in Carney, Mi. to the late Florian and Adeline (Johnson) Berger, on May 1, 1955 he married the former Betty Lou Skeels in Arden, Mi. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2002.
A teamster truck driver for many years, he served as a union steward, retiring in 1989. He then worked for Carlson & Goulette Plumbing and Heating. He served as Menominee County Trustee for three terms, Gourley Township Trustee, was a member of the U.P. Association of County Commissioners, North Pointe Behavioral Health Board, Community Action Agency, Michigan Works Board, Pinecrest Board and the Hermansville Senior Center Board. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner serving as Potentate. He enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the Cruising Classics and Hermansville Car Club. He loved hunting, fishing and playing golf. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Michael (Vicki) of Carney, Mi. and Patrick (Kathryn) of Racine; special friend, Marylee DeGrave of Wilson, Mi.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred (Dorothy) Berger of Carney, Mi. and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, Mi. on Saturday, June 22 from 12 noon until time of the Masonic service at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service. Burial will follow in the Wilson Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery.