Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bernice E. Berger (February 10, 2019)

Bernice E. Berger age 77, of Versailles passed away at 2:53 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bernice was born January 1, 1942, in Darke County to the late Edward W. & Margaret A. (Gasson) Pohl.

Bernice is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard H. Berger; children, Teresa & James Slonkosky of Versailles, Keith & Janice Berger of Ludlow Falls, Jenny & Frank Treon of Versailles, Kevin & Kelli Berger of Versailles and Rob & Keri Berger of Waynesville; grandchildren, Paige & Mitchell Heitkamp, Kimberly & Derek Barhorst, Andrew Slonkosky, Joshua & Elizabeth Berger, Danielle Berger, Bridget & Daniel Eversman, Michael Treon, Kelsey Treon, Payton Berger, Zoey Berger, Jackson Berger and Jonas Berger; great-grandchildren, Alexis Berger, Madison Berger, Eloise Eversman and Ezekiel Heitkamp; siblings, Evelyn Simons of Versailles, Dr. Kenneth & Angela Pohl of Oakwood, Kathy & Bill Freeman of Celina, Harold & Debra Pohl of Versailles and Doris & Ronald Barga of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bernice was co-owner of Greenlawn Upholstery in Versailles. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, charter member of Stillwater Valley Golf Course and longtime member and supporter of the Versailles Athletic Boosters. Bernice participated in the Versailles Community Meals and was very active in the ladies bridge club. Bernice enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family which allowed her to play numerous games with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting; Bernice made a quilt for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bernice enjoyed being outside mowing, gardening and playing golf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Bernice always greeted family with hugs and kisses and was known for her grace and smile. Condolences for the family may be expressed through