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Alma Berger

January 1, 1926 — March 27, 2015

Alma Berger, 89, Mandan, died March 27, 2015 at Sanford Continuing Care Center off Sunset in Mandan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Msgr. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 3:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Alma was born January 1st, 1926 the daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Nagel) Wetzel in Glen Ullin, ND on the family farm. She attended a farm school through the 8th grade. Alma met her husband Jack while she was working at the Patterson Hotel in Bismarck. Alma and Jack were married in Wibaux, MT by the Justice of the Peace and later at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan, ND on September 13, 1954. She ran the Buckhorn Bar along with Jack for many years. Many days her patrons would be waiting at the door for her to open the establishment. They always looked forward to the great visits they had with her. Alma was a great German cook and the families favorite meal was fresh walleye, kasenips & fried potatoes.

Alma will be deeply missed by her son, Jim and daughters-in-law, Jean and Elaine Berger all of Mandan; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie Wegerle, Wichita, KS along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Jack in 1989; her sons Rodney and Dennis; brothers, Edmund (Ruth), Jack (Eleanor), Bennie (Bernice) and Herman (Alice) Wetzel; sisters, Lentina (Edgar) Mulhauser, Christine (Bill) Meidinger, Mildred (Ray) Anhorn, Elsie (Jack) Doll and Eleanor (Matt) Schaff.

A special thanks to Mom’s great friend, Judy Bondy, Mandan, ND.

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