Obituary-Benjamin Berger

Benjamin Berger, age 43, of Barnes, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

Ben was born May 8, 1980, in Manhattan to Delvin L. and Elaine J. (Blaske) Berger.  He graduated from Valley Heights High School in 1998.  He was married to Holly D. Behrens on April 28, 2012, in Marysville.

Ben worked as a Conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad.  He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Waterville, the Barnes Rural Fire Department, Farmer’s Union, and SMART Railroad Union, and had been active with 4-H when he was growing up.

Ben was an awesome dad and uncle.  He loved to country cruise and being a Jokester.  He made his family laugh when he’d cruise country roads singing loudly with the radio and when he lived up to his nickname “Bull”.  He used to enjoy hunting, but lately decided he enjoyed hunting deer sheds more.  He was also a huge KC Chiefs fan.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents and his uncle Ivan Berger.

His survivors include his wife Holly, his sister Suzette (Adam) Yungeberg of Barnes, a daughter Macie Behrens of Manhattan, and his aunt Janet Berger of Barnes, along with nieces and nephews, and several cousins.

Viewing will be from noon to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 29, 2024, with a visitation between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, at Christie-Anderes Funeral Home in Waterville.

Funeral services are at 11:00 am, Friday, March 1, 2024, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Waterville with Pastor David Thompson officiating.  Music will include recorded selections of “Well Done”, “Heaven Changes Everything” and “Oceans”.  Casket Bearers are:  Eric Berger, Nate Augustine, Nate Obermeyer, Jeremy Newland, Eric Zimmerman and Brandon Lundberg.  Honorary Bearers are: Jim Rupprecht, Adam Yungeberg, Phil Mentgen and Brian Dettke.   A private Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Ben Berger Memorial, to be designated later by the family, and may be sent in care of Christie-Anderes Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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