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Retta B. Berger

Monday, February 6, 2012

Retta B. Berger

Jan. 8, 1929 - Feb. 5, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Retta B. Berger, 83, died Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012), in Alma, Nebraska, where she had resided at the Colonial Villa since 2005.

She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Rawlins County, Kansas, to Harry Augustus and Effie Verina (Palmer) Bearley.

She attended Atwood elementary and high schools and the Colorado Springs Business College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

She married David B. Berger Feb. 12, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Atwood. Four children were born to this marriage; Bruce David, Michael Steven, Creta Sue and Lynn Allan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Bruce, Mike and Lynn; granddaughter, Amber Rutt; brother, Wilber Robert Bearley; sister, Alberteena (Bearley) Richmond; brother-in-law, Delmar Richmond and sisters-in-law, Kay Bearley, Harriet Bearley and Kathy Bearley.

She is survived by her daughter, Creta Rutt and husband, Tom of Clarkston, Washington; brothers; Richard Bearley and Harry Bearley; sister, Effie Fields; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and aunt, Ellen Palmer.

Memorials may be given in her name to the Alma Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Nursing Home, 719 N Brown Street, Alma, NE 68920-2132

A graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Nebraska, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. Inurnment will follow the service.

Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.