Charles E. Berger, November 2, 1916 - July 26, 2012

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Charles E. Berger, age 95 of Eau Claire, died Thursday July 26, 2012 at the Clairemont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born November 2, 1916 in the town of Lima, Pepin County, to John and Lucy (Bauer) Berger. Charles served in the U. S. Army with the 18th Combat Engineers from Dec.13, 1941 to Sept. 25, 1945. He worked for 9 months on the ALCAN highway in Canada, with a carpenter rating. After the service, Charles married Lucy Brantner on May 14, 1947 in Mondovi. Charles worked as a carpenter for several contractors around the Eau Claire area, including Gorton Brothers, Walker Construction and J.F. Olson. In 1951 he went to work for Market & Johnson where he retired from in 1978 with 27 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 154 in Mondovi.

Charles loved to fish, play cards and take an occasional trip to a casino. He enjoyed pickling and smoking fish and reminiscing about his younger days in the army and on the farm.

Survivors include five children; Sister Sharon Berger, of La Crosse, WI, Ronald (Diane) Berger, Deborah (Bruce) Jenson, and Tim Berger of Eau Claire, Kathy (Robert) Luty of Hudson and a daughter-in-law Karen Berger of Charlotte NC.; 10 grandchildren, Erica Manousos, Laura Berger, Angela Koehler, Nicholas Berger, Shannon Phillips, Ryan Luty, Timothy Radke, Sarah Haider, Daniel Berger and Jamie Berger,; 5 great-grandchildren, Brett Radke, Brook Radke, Owen Phillips, Evan Phillips and Eva Manousos,; 1 brother, Bill (Ella) Berger of Racine, WI, 2 sisters, Virginia (Jerry) Rehberg and Adella Watts of Eau Claire, a sister-in-law Noreen Berger of Mondovi.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lucy; his son Ken; 4 brothers, Vincent, Leonard, Johnny and Bernard Berger; 3 sisters, Helen Endle, Emma Dekan and Celia Berger.

Memorial service will be held at 3pm Sunday July 29, 2012 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home with Father Eugene Klink officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home Sunday 2 hours prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Rock Falls. Friends may offer condolences online at

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to a local charity in Charles name.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.



  1. Paula July 30, 2012

    to the family of charles E berger so sorry for you loss him and lucy sure had some times i know this is hard but remeber memorys are good too bless all of you your all in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Tammy Bauer July 29, 2012

    Debbie, Tim and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, may you find comfort during this difficult time.
    Tammy Bauer

  3. Douglas and Sharon Bauer July 28, 2012

    We are so sad for the passing of Charles. He was a very good man. We want to send our thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be sadly missed. He will join his beloved wife Lucy for eternity! May they both rest in peace together.

  4. Diann (Brantner) Franson July 27, 2012

    Rest in Loving Peace Uncle Charles. Sending lots of love and healing to the family. May God watch over you all! Love and Blessings! ♥♥
    Rick, Diann (Brantner) & Tanner Franson

  5. Sharon and Douglas Bauer July 26, 2012

    We are so sorry to hear that Charles passed away. He was a good man! We want to send our thoughts and prayers to his family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace and join his beloved Lucy!

  6. Karen Berger Prissel July 26, 2012

    To all my Aunt's , Uncles, and Cousins..I'm Deeply sorry for your loss. Uncle Charles was a wonderful Man, You all should be proud to have had him in your lives this long..He will be sadly missed..Love you all. Karen and Gary

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