Denis Lee Berger

March 20, 1926March 13, 2019

Berger, Denis Lee, age 92, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at The Traditions of Beavercreek. He was born in Versailles, OH on March 20, 1926 , the son of Ernest and Josephine (Hole) Berger, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Frances (Toth) Berger, his sister, Alice Shumaker and his son-in-law, Thomas Harper. Denis is survived by his four children, Denis M. and wife, Linda Berger, Michael and wife, Susan Berger, Mark and wife, Annamarie Berger, Suzanne and husband, Jim McKinney; a brother, Don and wife, Mary Lou Berger; 11 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Denis was a long time member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Kiser Alumni Association and the U.D. Senior Flyers and was a longtime volunteer at Mercy Sienna. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served with the 191st Tank Battalion during WW II. Denis retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber after a 42 year career as a District Sales Manager in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Above all, he will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Traditions of Beavercreek and Hospice of Dayton for the love and care extend to their father and the entire family during this time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 22 Notre Dame Ave with Father Ethan Moore as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Interment Monday, March 18, 2019

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Dianne Heiligenberg Menker

March 15, 2019

My mother Phyllis Schultz Heiligenberg went to Kiser with Denis. He was Denie when she spoke of him. They went to the prom together because his girl was already away at college and my Dad(Richard Heiligenberg) was already drafted into the Navy. She and Dad spoke fondly of him and enjoyed seeing he and Frances at Kiser get togethers. I was privileged to know Denis from being a lay distributer with him at Our Lady of Mercy Church. He was such a kind man who definitely made a persons day brighter! I was sorry to read about his death. I am very sorry for your loss. He has certainly left a wonderful legacy.