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Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Allan R. Berger

February 4, 1928September 2, 2019

Allan R. Berger, 91, of Port O’Connor, passed away on September 2, 2019. He was born on February 4, 1928 in Mission Valley, Texas to the late Fred William and Helena Rose Reuter Berger.

Allan was a long-time resident of Port O’Connor and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in POC. He was co-owner of the Port O’Connor Food Store from 1950 until 1982 - a life pursuit that left an indelible mark on his family and his community. He was also a founding member of POC Chamber of Commerce. From 1973 to 2000, he served on the Board of the Calhoun County Rural Water Supply District that brought water utilities to Port O’Connor. He also served as Director of the Victoria Electric Coop from 1982 until his retirement in 2012. On days off, it was time to fish. Fishing holes and techniques were passed on to sons and grandkids, but PaPa seemed always to have the best luck! Upon retirement, a cabin on the old home place and cattle ranching also provided enjoyment. Upon moving to Victoria, he became a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Seifert Berger; sons, Allan Berger, Jr. (Brigid) of Port O’Connor, Ron Berger (Catalina) of Richmond, David Berger (Stacy) of Burnet, Doug Berger (Brenda) of Port O’Connor, and James Berger (Lisa) of Tulsa; brothers, William Berger (Ruby Nell) of Gonzales and Fred Berger (Marie) of Mission Valley; sister, Marjorie Tater of Victoria; brothers-in-law, Ralph Lau (Lillian) and Chester Lyssy; sisters-in-law, Lillian Berger and JoAnn Lau; grandchildren, Natalie David (Richie), Brad Berger (Amanda), Nicole Berger Freeland, Tyson Berger (Lindsey), Ashley Berger, Brianne Harryman (Casey), Erin Munoz (Brooks), Kelsey Berger, Jarrod Berger, Brandon Berger, Lauren Berger, and Cameron Berger; great-grandchildren, Zane Berger, Asher David, Leslie Hall, Logan David, Ian Berger, Trevor Berger, Harper Harryman, Mason Berger, Lucinda Berger, Kinlee Munoz, Ryker Harryman, and Sawyer Munoz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna Mae Lau Berger; brother, Baltus “BJ” Berger; sister, Doris Berger Loest Eichman Lyssy; brothers-in-law, William Loest, Daniel Eichman, John Lau, Clifton Lau, William “Boots” Striedel, and Charlie Tater; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Striedel and Dorothy Lau.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10 am at Our Lady of Lourdes, Rev. Albert Yankey officiating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port O’Connor, Our Lady of Lourdes or Holy Family Catholic Churches in Victoria, or Hospice of South Texas.

Share fond memories with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Helena Rose Reuter Berger, Mother (deceased)
  • Fred William Berger, Father (deceased)
  • Edna Mae Lau Berger, Wife (deceased)
  • Delores Seifert Berger, Wife
  • Allan Berger, Jr, Son
  • Brigid Berger, Daughter-in-law
  • Ron Berger, Son
  • Catalina Berger, Daughter-in-law
  • David Berger, Son
  • Stacy Berger, Daughter-in-law
  • Doug Berger, Son
  • Brenda Berger, Daughter-in-law
  • James Berger, Son
  • Lisa Berger, Daughter-in-law
  • William "Bill" Arthur Berger, Brother
  • Ruby Nell Berger, Sister-in-law
  • Doris Berger Loest Eichman Lyssy, Sister (deceased)
  • Chester Lyssy, Brother-in-law
  • William Loest, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Daniel Eichman, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Marjorie Tater, Sister
  • Charlie Tater, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Baltus "BJ" Berger, Brother (deceased)
  • Lillian Berger, Sister-in-law
  • Fred Berger, Brother
  • Marie Berger, Sister-in-law
  • John Lau, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Dorothy Lau, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Ralph Lau, Brother-in-law
  • Lillian Lau, Sister-in-law
  • Dorothy Striedel, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • William "Boots" Striedel, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Clifton Lau, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • JoAnn Lau, Sister-in-law
  • Marie Lau, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Natalie and husband Richie David, Grandchild
  • Brad and wife Amanda Berger, Grandchild
  • Nicole Berger Freeland, Grandchild
  • Tyson and wife Lindsey Berger, Grandchild
  • Ashley Berger, Grandchild
  • Brianne and husband Casey Harryman, Grandchild
  • Erin and husband Brooks Munoz, Grandchild
  • Kelsey Berger, Grandchild
  • Jarrod Berger, Grandchild
  • Brandon Berger, Grandchild
  • Lauren Berger, Grandchild
  • Cameron Berger, Grandchild
  • Zane Berger, Great Grandchild
  • Asher Berger, Great Grandchild
  • Leslie Hall, Great Grandchild
  • Logan David, Great Grandchild
  • Ian Berger, Great Grandchild
  • Trevor Berger, Great Grandchild
  • Harper Harryman, Great Grandchild
  • Mason Berger, Great Grandchild
  • Lucinda Berger, Great Grandchild
  • Kinlee Munoz, Great Grandchild
  • Ryker Harryman, Great Grandchild
  • Sawyer Munoz, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • All of his Grandchildren

Services

18 September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Colonial Funeral Home

Chapel

1801 East Red River Street
Victoria, Texas

18 September

Rosary

7:00 pm

Colonial Funeral Home

Chapel


19 September

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

105 North William Street
Victoria, Texas

Memories

Allan R. Berger

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Trey Ruschhaupt

September 15, 2019

Allan was always been a friend and neighbor since I can remember. The one word that characterized Allan to me is “Gentleman”! Allan always portrayed poise and kindness. My Dad relied on him to “ serve” Port O’ Connor on the Victoria Electric Coop Board, which he did honorably. Allan has left a legacy that he is proud of in his family. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make Allan’s service, but he would understand, cause I’m goin fishin!

Brenda Berger

September 10, 2019

Dad Berger was always my Dad-- never even considered him my father in law. Love you Dad. Until we meet again...

Teresa Berhard-Magaw

September 10, 2019

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of going barefoot into the Berger's store for banana taffy with the pennies mom and dad would give us. We were always excited when dad would grab a handful of the green bubble gum and fill up the brown paper bag for us. Seeing the smiles of Mr. Berger and Boots behind the meat counter while they talked fishing with our dad, Crip Bernhard, are fond memories that still make me smile today. God bless you all! Much love,
Teresa "Potsie" Bernhard-Magaw

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1928 Grandma, Allan, William

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1929 Allan and William

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1940 William, BJ, Allan

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1944 Allan and Uncle James Reuter

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1928 Grandma, Allan, William

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1929 Allan and William

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1940 William, BJ, Allan

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1944 Allan and Uncle James Reuter

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1944 Uncle Baltus Reuter, William, Allan

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1945 Patty Welder High School graduation

Biography

Allan R. Berger, 91, of Port O’Connor, passed away on September 2, 2019. He was born on February 4, 1928 in Mission Valley, Texas to the late Fred William and Helena Rose Reuter Berger.

Allan was a long-time resident of Port O’Connor and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in POC. He was co-owner of the Port O’Connor Food Store from 1950 until 1982 - a life pursuit that left an indelible mark on his family and his community. He was also a founding member of POC Chamber of Commerce. From 1973 to 2000, he served on the Board of the Calhoun County Rural Water Supply District that brought water utilities to Port O’Connor. He also served as Director of the Victoria Electric Coop from 1982 until his retirement in 2012. On days off, it was time to fish. Fishing holes and techniques were passed on to sons and grandkids, but PaPa seemed always to have the best luck! Upon retirement, a cabin on the old home place and cattle ranching also provided enjoyment. Upon moving to Victoria, he became a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Seifert Berger; sons, Allan Berger, Jr. (Brigid) of Port O’Connor, Ron Berger (Catalina) of Richmond, David Berger (Stacy) of Burnet, Doug Berger (Brenda) of Port O’Connor, and James Berger (Lisa) of Tulsa; brothers, William Berger (Ruby Nell) of Gonzales and Fred Berger (Marie) of Mission Valley; sister, Marjorie Tater of Victoria; brothers-in-law, Ralph Lau (Lillian) and Chester Lyssy; sisters-in-law, Lillian Berger and JoAnn Lau; grandchildren, Natalie David (Richie), Brad Berger (Amanda), Nicole Berger Freeland, Tyson Berger (Lindsey), Ashley Berger, Brianne Harryman (Casey), Erin Munoz (Brooks), Kelsey Berger, Jarrod Berger, Brandon Berger, Lauren Berger, and Cameron Berger; great-grandchildren, Zane Berger, Asher David, Leslie Hall, Logan David, Ian Berger, Trevor Berger, Harper Harryman, Mason Berger, Lucinda Berger, Kinlee Munoz, Ryker Harryman, and Sawyer Munoz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna Mae Lau Berger; brother, Baltus “BJ” Berger; sister, Doris Berger Loest Eichman Lyssy; brothers-in-law, William Loest, Daniel Eichman, John Lau, Clifton Lau, William “Boots” Striedel, and Charlie Tater; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Striedel and Dorothy Lau.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10 am at Our Lady of Lourdes, Rev. Albert Yankey officiating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port O’Connor, Our Lady of Lourdes or Holy Family Catholic Churches in Victoria, or Hospice of South Texas.

Share fond memories with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com.