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James Clement Berger

November 24, 1934 December 28, 2018
James Clement Berger
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James Clement Berger, 84, of Hope, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at his home. He was born November 24, 1934 in Warren Township, Michigan, son of the late Earl Casper & Margaret Mary (Kelly) Berger. Jim grew up in Warren, Michigan and went to St. Clement Catholic School. On June 18, 1955 he married the former Clementine Bogucki in Detroit. Jim was a construction superintendent, working on various projects around the country, including the Detroit Renaissance Center and the Detroit Opera House. He enjoyed snowmobiling, wood cutting, hunting, outdoors in upper Michigan, family time and playing cards with family, and NASCAR, especially Ford’s.

Jim and his wife of sixty-three years, Clementine where blessed with three son’s and their families: son, James Clement (Renee) Berger Jr., and their children, Rebecca and Kelly; son, Richard Alan Berger – predeceased, and his son, Richard (Heather) Berger Jr., and their children, RJ, and Hunter; son, Ronald Patrick Berger, and his children, Jessica Berger, and Ronald – predeceased (Jackie) Berger Jr, and their children, Julian, Vanessa, and McKenzie. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen (Tom) Lopp; and was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services for Mr. Berger will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 from the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street, Midland, Michigan 48640. Family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society, 1755 Abbey Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, or online at cancer.org, or the donor’s favorite charity.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Jan

10:00 AM 1/4/2019 10:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Friday

4

Jan

2:00 PM 1/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

Schearer Road
Hope, MI 48642

Schearer Road Hope 48642 MI
United States
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