THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: May 20, 2020
Gary Berger, 61, of Pembine, passed away at home on Saturday May 2, 2020, with his family close by, after a long battle with Bladder Cancer.
He was born on January 22, 1959 to the late Dolores and Donald Berger of Niagara. Gary graduated from Niagara High School in 1977. He married Laura Berger (Gilchrist) on April 7, 1977. They lived in Niagara then moved to Pembine. Gary worked for Wickman Welding in Iron Mountain, Mi and several local Lumber Sawmills in the Pembine area.
He loved fishing, hunting and woodworking. He especially loved making things for friends and family. He also enjoyed fixing cars and motorcycles and doing projects. He also loved learning about gold panning. Gary would lend a hand to anyone who needed it. His favorite way to spend his time was to be with his 4 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his Mother, Father and several other family members.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Berger (Gilchrist)of Pembine and 2 children, Jeramia Berger of Pembine and Daughter Shannon (Shawn) Fligg of Niagara. He had 4 grandchildren, Shianne and Alyssa Berger and Emily and Benjamin Fligg. Gary is also survived by his 3 sisters, Paula (Bruce) Nygard of Niagara, Wi., Donna (Frank) Galiger of Menominee. Mi. and Noreen (Richard) Brown of Gibsonburg, Oh. He had many nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life arrangements will be made and announced as they are finalized. Burial will be in Pembine at the Pembine Cemetery.