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Veronica (Ronnie) Berger

November 6, 1933 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 84)

Veronica (Ronnie) Berger entered into eternal life February 15, 2018 at CHI St. Alexius Hospital. 

Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Church of St. Joseph, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell officiating.  Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Woman of the Moose Ritual at 6:30 pm, the Catholic Daughter’s Rosary at 7 pm followed by a Parish Vigil.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Ronnie was born November 6, 1933 to Gabriel and Magdalena (Lacher) Miller.  She was raised on the family farm until moving to Bismarck to attend St. Mary’s High School.  She married Lawrence Berger on November 7, 1964 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck.  Together they raised their family until Lawrence’s passing on January 11, 1983.  Ronnie was a wonderful caretaker to Lawrence during his illness.  Her true spirit shined in the role of mother, teaching her children that all great things are born from faith, love, and family.  Her reward was ten grandchildren that she showered with love and affection.

Ronnie worked as a banquet server at the Ramkota Hotel for 37 years.  She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Christian Mothers, Women of the Moose, and Eagles Auxiliary.  She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially many German favorites.  She enjoyed spending time with family, a great game of pinochle, accordion music, the MN Twins, coffee with the ladies, and many nights with friends at Fort Lincoln State Park. 

Ronnie is survived by her four children, Steve (Sue) Berger, Laurie (Dwight) Schwartz, Dean Berger, and Renae (Brad) Ternes; ten grandchildren, Jorden, Evan, Justin, and Eric Berger, Danielle, Kylie, and Tristen Schwartz, TJ (Laken), Raymond, and Colton Ternes; one great-grandchild, Martie Ternes; one sister, Eva Slabik; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob (Irene) Berger, Wallace (Margie) Olander, and Delores Berger.

Ronnie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; her sisters, Mary (Adolph) Herman, Katie Miller, Maggie (Sam) Christmann, Frances (Eddie) Baumgartner, and Theresa (Mike) Wolf; her brothers, Phillip (Anna Mary), Pete (Kenegunda), Thomas, and Gabriel Miller; brother-in-law, Pete Slabik; infant siblings, Monica, Joseph, and Clementine; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Regina Heier, Fritz (Irene) Berger, Mike Berger, and Anne (Ray) Pfleger.

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