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James Berger

October 16, 1949 — September 24, 2015

James P. Berger, 65, of Linton, ND, formerly of Mandan, died September 24, 2015 at Linton Hospital in Linton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Monsignor Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial will be at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post #707 and American Legion Post # 40 of Mandan.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 3:00-9:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a Parish Rosary at 7:00 pm followed by the Parish Vigil. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.


James P. Berger was born to Marcus and Margaret (Kary) Berger on October 16, 1949 in Mandan, ND. James was in the U.S. Army from 1969 through 1971. After his term in the service he went on to drive truck for Berger Trucking. He married Teri McCormick in 1973 in Dickinson. He later married Lorna Krank.

James loved being a truck driver. He saw most of the United States that way and gained a true appreciation of his country. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, including duty in Vietnam. James loved Montana and spent most of his life there. Being a grandpa was a highlight for James, spending many hours playing with them. His generosity and concern for his family were always evident. He had a great sense of humor, enjoying a good joke, described his enjoyment of life.

James will be deeply missed by his daughters Brandi (Pat) Beechie, Bismarck, ND, and Shelly (Tim) Lipp of Mandan, ND, his 3 grandchildren, Dane, Brittni, and Trevor, his great-grandchild Cruz, sister Sally Schults of Mandan, ND, and brothers Monte Berger, Dennis Berger, and Raymond Berger, all of MT and numerous nieces/nephews and cousins.

James was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Mitzie, Judy, Margie, Donna, Gladys, and Lorraine, brothers, Lucas, Frank, Bernie, and Henry.

Memorials may be directed to North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

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