Alice Mary Berger
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Alice Mary Berger
  • November 16, 1932 - December 23, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Alice M. Berger, 85, of Fort Wayne, went to heaven to be with the Lord on December 23, 2017. Born on November 16, 1932, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Laura (Feusner) Busche Sr. A devoted member of St Peter's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She was a proud homemaker and worked at her son's business, Berger Auto, until she retired at age 81. She loved children, and in addition to raising her own, babysat many others. She was a 4-H leader and volunteered at the schools. She managed her family's German band, Freudemacher, and enjoyed dancing and singing along to their music. Alice was the heart of her family, was very self-sacrificing, and always put others before herself.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George Berger; children, Linda S. (Terry) Atz, Daniel J. (Rita) Berger, James L. (Kim) Berger, Barbara A. (Mark) Christian, and Sarah E. (Mark) Ruppert; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Milan "Bob") Blessing. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Laura M. Berger; and brothers, Carl and Otto Busche Jr.
Funeral service will be 10am, Friday, December 29, 2017, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 7710 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8pm, Thursday, December 28, at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to St Peter's Lutheran Church, or Audiences Unlimited, or Worship for Shut-ins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne.