James "Jim" A. Berger, 61, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at home.
He was born April 6, 1939, in Winona to Wilton and Marie (Kuhlmann) Berger. He grew up and attended school in Winona. He graduated from Bemidji State University, and was employed by Vend-A-Matic Service Co. in Winona. He married Elsie Naas on Feb. 4, 1961, in Winona. They lived in Winona until 1976, when they moved to Brainerd, where he worked at the vocational college as a vending repair instructor. He served as technical-industrial chairperson for four years. In 1995, he retired, and they moved to their lake home near Remer. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church while in Brainerd and St. Edward's Catholic Church in Longville. He was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He was involved with the Northern Minnesota Friends of the Orphans, serving as a mission worker in Haiti.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie; a son, Steven Berger, Watkinsville, Ga.; a daughter, Karen Lenn, Pine Island; a sister, Ann Morgan, Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Wilton Berger, Golden Valley, and Roy Berger, St. Paul.
His parents died earlier.
Services were today at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Richard Kunst and Father Roland Antus officiating.
Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Home of Baxter.
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