Husband to Sarah Anne Hampton Berger Son of Enos Enoch Berger & Lucy Adaline Mikel Berger
Heart Attack Is Fatal For George Berger
George Berger, 66, Perry painting contractor who came here with his parents at the opening of the Cherokee Strip in 1893, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home 714 sixth street, following a heart attack.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Parker Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bervin Caswell, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery. The Perry Independent Order of Odd Fellows will conduct graveside rites.
Berger was born June 10, 1888, in Oak Valley, Kansas and was married July 25, 1909, in Independence, Kan., to the former Sarah Hampton, who survives. He came to Perry Sept. 16, 1893, when the Strip was opened, with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Enos Berger.
The resuscitator at the Perry fire department was taken to Berger's home around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after he was stricken, and was used in a futile attempt to revive him.
In addition to his wife, survivors are two sons, Perry fire chief Loyd Berger of 300 Fir Avenue and Loren Berger of Reno, Nev.; six daughters, Mrs. Ernest Norman of 1002 Locust street, Mrs. Jack Henry of 905 Fir Avenue, Mrs. Kenneth Brown of Silver Springs, Md., Mrs. Tom Miller of Reno, Nev., Mrs. Lyle Pound of Puerto Rico and Mrs. Donald Tate of Odessa, Texas; three brothers, Jim Berger of Perry, Charles Berger of Reno, Nev., and Enos Berger of Las Vegas, Nev.; Three sisters, Mrs. Zella Keith of Dodge City, Kan., Mrs. Francis Clark of Concord, Calif., and Mrs. Hessie Dunning of Novato, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild.