Wallace “Wally” C. Berger

May 28, 1923-January 28, 2020

Wallace “Wally” C. Berger, age 96, of Hutchinson, MN, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with interment in the spring in the Winthrop Cemetery. Reverend Greg Tobison will officiate.

Wallace “Wally” Curtis Berger was born on May 28, 1923, in Gibbon, MN. He was the son of Harry and Margaret (Abraham) Berger. Wallace was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth both at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Wellington Township, rural Fairfax, MN. He attended the rural Gibbon Country School, District 60, through the eighth grade.

On November 12, 1954, Wallace was united in marriage to Hildegard Sommers at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop, MN. They resided in Bloomington, MN. They shared 51 years of marriage together until Hildegard passed away on October 17, 2006. Wallace later moved to Hutchinson.

Wallace was employed as a heavy equipment crane operator with various companies in Minnesota until he retired in 1985. He was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 49 for 62 years. Wallace was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, the Bloomington Masonic Lodge for 50 years where he was the Masonic Royal Arch Mason, and he was also a Zuhrah Shriner.

Wallace enjoyed golfing and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, nieces, nephews and friends.

When Wallace needed assistance with his care, he became a resident at Harmony River Living Center on November 26, 2019.

Wallace is survived by his brother, Neil Berger and his wife Donna, of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Mary Berger of Anaheim, CA, Faye Berger of San Clemente, CA; 11 nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret Berger; spouse, Hildegard Berger; brothers, Harry Berger Jr., Dwayne Berger; sister, Holly Streseman.

Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com.


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