Donald Harold Berger

Dec. 3, 1956 — Jan. 14, 2015

Donald Harold Berger, 58, of Granger, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Hospice House, South Bend.

Don was born on Dec. 3, 1956, in Winamac, to Donald Franklin Berger and Norma L. (Smith) Shidler. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, and his stepfather, Jack Shidler.

On May 18, 1993, at Willow Creek United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, he married Virginia E. Ginter.

Don worked for Chikol of Granger. He was a kind loving father, husband and grandfather. A Purdue University grad, he loved being involved in all of his children and grandchildren’s activities and will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his loving wife Virginia; his mother Norma Shidler of Winamac; children: Eric [Skye] Berger of Whitestown, Ashley Berger of Columbia, South Carolina, and Shelby Berger of Granger; five grandchildren: Saraye, Autumn, A’song, Sabastian and Elijah; and a sister Janet Paltz of Owasso, Oklahoma.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Dan Puckett of Granger Community Church officiated. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Foundation Supporting Center for Hospice Care: South Bend-Elkhart-Plymouth, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN, 46545.

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