OBITUARY

Bernice E Berger

January 1, 1942February 10, 2019
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Bernice E. Berger age 77, of Versailles passed away at 2:53 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bernice was born January 1, 1942, in Darke County to the late Edward W. & Margaret A. (Gasson) Pohl. Bernice is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard H. Berger; children, Teresa & James Slonkosky of Versailles, Keith & Janice Berger of Ludlow Falls, Jenny & Frank Treon of Versailles, Kevin & Kelli Berger of Versailles and Rob & Keri Berger of Waynesville; grandchildren, Paige & Mitchell Heitkamp, Kimberly & Derek Barhorst, Andrew Slonkosky, Joshua & Elizabeth Berger, Danielle Berger, Bridget & Daniel Eversman, Michael Treon, Kelsey Treon, Payton Berger, Zoey Berger, Jackson Berger and Jonas Berger; great-grandchildren, Alexis Berger, Madison Berger, Eloise Eversman and Ezekiel Heitkamp; siblings, Evelyn Simons of Versailles, Dr. Kenneth & Angela Pohl of Oakwood, Kathy & Bill Freeman of Celina, Harold & Debra Pohl of Versailles and Doris & Ronald Barga of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernice was co-owner of Greenlawn Upholstery in Versailles. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, charter member of Stillwater Valley Golf Course and longtime member and supporter of the Versailles Athletic Boosters. Bernice participated in the Versailles Community Meals and was very active in the ladies bridge club. Bernice enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family which allowed her to play numerous games with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting; Bernice made a quilt for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bernice enjoyed being outside mowing, gardening and playing golf. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Bernice always greeted family with hugs and kisses and was known for her grace and smile.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Bernice E Berger

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Dave and Barb Myers

February 21, 2019

Richard and family,

So very sorry to hear of your loss. We were attending a funeral for our sister-in-law in Maryland last week. Bernice always had a smile and pleasant greeting for everyone. She will be missed.

Dave and Barbara Myers

Gary & Marcia Davidson

February 20, 2019

To the Berger family, we're so sorry and send our condolences to all of you @ this sad and very difficult time. God Bless!!!
Gary & Marcia

Connie and Chuck Steinke

February 15, 2019

We are going to miss Bernice’s quiet presence in all we do. Her strength of character and integrity gave her a glow to light the way for everyone around her. She made things happen that will forever remind us of her grace.

The Hogenkamp Family Funeral Homes

February 15, 2019

Teresa,
Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Chris Budde

February 14, 2019

To the Berger family,

Our heartfelt sympathies to you all on Bernice’s passing. What a loving and positive soul, she lifted up all who were in her orbit. May God comfort all of us,

Chris and Julie Budde

Kary Brigger

February 14, 2019

Rob, Keri, Jackson & Jonas,
We are so sorry about the loss of your mom/grandma; looking through those pictures shows just how special she was to all of you. We are thankful we got to spend time with her and your dad last summer at their amazing house and it's a memory we will never forget.
Much love to you all,
The Briggers

Dina and Jim Marchal

February 13, 2019

Frank and Jenny so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers during this difficult time.

Janet Mong

February 12, 2019

My deepest sympathy to family and friends at this most difficult time.
God Bless. Janet Mong

Annette Worden

February 12, 2019

I have many memories of Bernice from my childhood. Picking strawberries from her garden, sleeping over, and weekends at the river. Some summers she saw me as much as my own mom did. She was a special person and when I think of her and these memories, it brings a smile to my face. I know she will be greatly missed; but smile when you think of her and the fond memories.

Paul George

February 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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