ELLINWOOD — Roger D. Berger, 53, submitted himself to God at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America of Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 23, 2013.
Born April 14, 1959, in Kimball, Neb., he was a lifelong resident of Barton County. He was the son of Ernest Victor Berger and Lydia Alene (Feemster) Berger.
On Nov. 5, 1982 Roger married Trish (Shomber) Berger in Great Bend. Roger was employed by Primus Sterilizer of Great Bend for the past 19 years, 16 of those as a Quality Control Manager. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking, biking, camping, fishing, running and bicycling.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Trish Berger; two sons, Chris and his wife Megan; and Phillip and his fiancé Tara O’Callaghan and two daughters, Sarah and Lydia, all residents of Barton County; and a dog, Cooper. Roger was also very proud to be a grandfather of 1-year old, Annalie Jean Berger, the daughter of Phillip and Tara and the anticipated new arrival of Chris and Megan Berger.
Additional family members include his mother, Alene Berger, Ellinwood; a sister, Linda Standlee, Wichita; a brother, Victor Berger, Orlando, Fla.; and a brother, Robert Berger and wife Michelle, Hudson.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest in Great Bend with Pastor Lenny Maxwell officiating.
Roger was a very casually-dressed individual. When paying your respects to Roger at the memorial service, feel free to wear blue jeans and a purple shirt to support him and his fight against Pancreatic Cancer.
Memorials can be sent to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 90266.
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2013**