Jacqueline M. Berger

Jacqueline M. Berger
Sept. 30, 1921 - Sept. 28, 2013
LAPAZ - With enduring Faith, Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Berger was received into the arms of her Savior on Sat. morning, Sept. 28. At the age of 91, Jackie passed away at her home in LaPaz, a lifetime Marshall County resident.
Jackie was born in Plymouth on Sept. 30, 1921, the only child of Willard O. and Gladys F. (Manuwal) Bienz.
She graduated from Plymouth’s Lincoln High School in 1939. That same year on June 4 in LaPaz, she became the bride of Cletus L. Berger. Together 66 years they enjoyed a spiritually abundant life, were proud parents of five children and dearly loved the generations of family to follow. Cletus preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2005.
Her surviving children are: Lucinda K. and Dale Aukerman of South Bend, Pamella A. and James Smith of LaPaz, Timothy O. and Susan Berger of South Bend, Thomas L. and Sandra Berger of South Bend and Jefferey A. and Cheryl Berger of Plymouth. Eleven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive. One grandson Randy Berger preceded in death. A family adopted son, Derry Dillion and his wife, Chris, survives as well, Warsaw.
There was no doubt that Jackie was a farm wife and homemaker and enjoyed being so. She also loved her cats and dogs. She later was proud to have received her QMA certification in nursing from Ancilla College and practiced for 26 years.
Her church, The United Pentecostal - House of Prayer, also meant everything to her as a 70-plus year member that began with her baptism in The Old Time Religion Tabernacle.
Visitation will be held in her church home, The House of Prayer, located at 12450 Plymouth-Goshen Trail on Tues., Oct. 1, from 4 - 8 p.m. Services will be held in the church on Wed., Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Ronald D. Humphrey will preside.
Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth followed by a fellowship meal in the church hall.
Preferred are memorial gifts to the church.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth is assisting with arrangements
Memories and notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the web-site: www.johnson-danielson.com