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Richard H.

Berger, Richard Hans
Loving son of the late, Hans Richard Berger and Johanna Sophie Frida (née Gunther) Berger, entered eternal life on January 5, 2018. Richard was born on February 26, 1928. He grew up in New York City, later he moved to Milwaukee and then to Muskego. He graduated from St. Stephen’s in the Bronx and later attended Chelsea Vocational High School. He served in the army in the Panama Canal Zone. He then moved to Milwaukee where he attended and graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He met his beloved wife in August of 1951, they married on April 19, 1952. He was a faithful employee at AC Spark Plug which later became Delco Electronics in Oak Creek. He faithfully served his Lord with time and talents at Luther Memorial and later at Hales Corners Lutheran Church since 1958; singing in the church choir and later in the Lutheran Radio Choir. He also enjoyed serving as a volunteer for: Aglow International, wrote the Delco Newsletter for retirees and at German Fest in Milwaukee for several years. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Patricia L. Berger and daughters: Marlena Berger (Rod Sidle), Marianne Berger, Nancy (Ralph) Schumacher, Barbara (James) Dailey, granddaughter Amanda Schumacher, grandsons A.J. Dailey and David (Melissa) Schumacher, Steve (Lindsey) Schumacher and Jeff Schumacher. Richard touched the lives of all who met him with his warm smile, great sense of humor and his generous spirit.

A memorial service will be held for him on Saturday, January 13, 1:00 pm at HALES CORNERS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 12300 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners. You may greet the family and enjoy some light refreshments following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners, WI 53130. Richard lived by his Christian faith and God blessed him in countless ways throughout his life. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

Heritage Funeral Home
New Berlin Chapel
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Past Comments

Amanda Schumacher

Charming is the perfect way to describe him. <3

Kim Schroeder

Marlena, While I never had the honor of meeting your father, I
know from all I have heard over the years that I would have been as impressed by him as I still am of you. You are my dear, sweet, strong friend that I am thinking of and praying for – both you and your family. XOXO, Kim Schroeder

john donovan

Barb you have my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dad.


Dear Marlena:
I’m very sad for the loss of your dad and I pray for peace for you, your mom, sisters and family. I know you will miss him. Sending you love and hugs.
~ Lynda Broussard

Rachel Boughter

Barb and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds amazing and a really neat guy and a super cool Grandpa for AJ and the others. My heart aches for you, but I know you have so many happy memories to remember and cheer you up when you are sad. Rachel Boughter

Amanda Schumacher

You are your father’s daughter. We all see it. 😉 Volcano experiments with Grandpa was so fun! I remember him doing that with AJ. I know he loved those bike rides with you – he would brag about where you went and how far when I visited. They meant the world to him. <3

Shawna Bates

I remember when I met Mr. Berger. Such an intelligent and charming man and I was captivated by his conversation. Truly a memorable person. Marlena, I’m praying for you and your family. Love Shawna, Bobby and Chloe

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