MICHAEL  BERGER's Memorial

MICHAEL BERGER
(1962 - 2008)

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Name: Mr MICHAEL BERGER
Nick Name: BIG DOG DADDY, MAGNUM P.I., BIG CHICAGO
Gender: Male
Age: 46 years old
Lived: Thursday, 21 June 1962 - Sunday, 17 August 2008

My Story

    MY DAD MICHAEL BERGER WAS BORN JUNE 21ST, 1962 TO LANEY AND JACOB BERGER OF AURORA ILLINOIS.  HE IS THE YOUNGER BROTHER TO FRANK (CATHY) MCCOY.  MIKE GREW UP IN AURORA  AND GRADUATED FROM EAST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL.   MIKE WED KAREN (SICKLER) AND THEY MOVED TO OSWEGO.  THEN IN 1986 I CAME ALONG, DENISE BERGER HIS ELDEST OF TWO DAUGHTERS.  IN 1993 ANDREA BERGER WAS BORN.  ALONG WITH US TWO DAUGHTERS WERE MANY OTHER VERY LOVED FAMILY MEMBERS.  MIKE WAS THE GODFATHER TO JOSEPH CORTINO, AND HAD ANOTHER NEPHEW JACOB BIEVER.  AS WELL AS HIS NIECE ANNA MCCOY.  HIS SISTER IN LAWS WERE PAM CORTINO (PAUL BIEVER), CHRIS STALKER, AND CATHY.  MIKE ALSO HAD HIS MOTHER AND FATHER IN LAW SHARRON AND RONALD SICKLER.  MY DAD ALSO HAD TWO OTHER NEPHEWS WHO ARE FRANK'S SONS; KYLE (JENNA) AND RICK MCCOY.
    MIKE WORKED FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE RE-LOCATING TO PENSACOLA FLORIDA WHERE HE WORKED FOR ALLIED WASTE.  THERE HE SERVED AS THE GULF COAST MAINTENANCE MANAGER.  WHILE IN ILLINOIS MIKE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FOX VALLEY KICKERS CLUB, THE TIGERS CLUB, AND THE TURNERS CLUB.  HE WAS AN AVID BOWLER.  NO MATTER WHAT STATE HE WAS IN MIKE WAS A DIE HARD CHICAGO WHITE SOX FAN, AND A NASCAR FANATIC.  MATT KENSETH WAS HIS FAVORITE DRIVER OF ALL TIME.  MIKE HAD A TALENT FOR MECHANICS AND WELDING THAT HE ENJOYED WORKING ON IN HIS SPARE TIME.          WHEN  HE MOVED TO FLORIDA HE LIVED ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF PERDIDO KEY.  WITH GORGEOUS WHITE SANDY BEACHES, AND THE GULF OF MEXICO WAS JUST ACROSS THE STREET.  MIKE LOVED FLORIDA AND HAD PLANS TO RETIRE THERE.  HE MADE MANY NEW FRIENDS WHILE IN FLORIDA AND MET A WOMAN NAMED CHRISTINE WHO WAS VERY SPECIAL TO HIM.  MY DAD WAS VERY HAPPY AND ENJOYED LIFE TO ITS FULLEST.  MIKE LOVED THE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AND EMBRACED THE CULTURE.  HE ALSO BECAME A FAN OF NEW ORLEANS AND ALL THE HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ADVENTURES THAT IT HAD TO OFFER.  HE ALWAYS DREAMED OF LIVING IN FLORIDA, AND NOW HIS DREAM CAME TRUE.     
    ON SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH, 2008 MY DAD SUDDENLY PASSED AWAY IN HIS HOME.  MEMORIAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE PENSACOLA MEMORIAL GARDENS ON FRIDAY AUGUST 22ND.  IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SERVICE WHERE WE WERE JOINED BY MANY NEW AND OLD FRIENDS AS WELL AS FAMILY MEMBERS.  FRANK, JIM MENDEZ A GOOD FRIEND, NORM MCCOY OUR COUSIN AND A MINISTER, AND RANDY JENSEN THE REGIONAL MANAGER FOR ALLIED WASTE AND A LONG TIME FRIEND ALL SHARED MEMORIES AND SHARED THEIR HEARTS WITH US. 
  
    WE WILL BE HAVING A CELEBRATION OF LIFE ON SUNDAY AUGUST 31ST AT THE FOX VALLEY KICKERS CLUB, LOCATED AT 1015 HARVEY RD IN OSWEGO FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FROM 1-5 P.M. 

*MIKE WILL BE MISSED BY COUNTLESS FRIENDS, AND FAMILY.  BUT HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS.*

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Yolanda, What is this in regards too?
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I'm leaving this message to see if I can get in contact with one of Mike's daughters. I would like to speak with you ...
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Mike you will be greatly missed. GO #17 Love, Kim
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this song is for you uncle mike! =]
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i love and miss you soo much. you will be FOREVER in our hearts! <33
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Mike was pretty much a part of my family we knew and loved him very much he was a great man and brought a smile to ar...
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Mike was like a big brother to me, we grew up together in Aurora IL.We walked the streets many nights in our subdivis...
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To the Berger Family. I had the privledge of working with Mike at Waste Mangament. He was always so friendly and li...
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I LOVE YOU DAD

Biography

Fathers Name: JACOB BERGER
Mothers Name: LANEY KATEY BERGER
Children's Names: DENISE AND ANDREA BERGER
Siblings Names: FRANK MCCOY
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: PERDIDO KEY
Occupation: Trades & Services
Marital Status: Separated

Interests

Favourite Sport: Baseball
Favourite Team: CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Favourite Movie: TOMMY BOY, LETHAL WEAPON(S)
Favourite Artist: ROOSTER, KID ROCK, AC/DC, OZZY OZBOURNE, BIG MUDDY, NEW ORLEANS BLUES, MARY J BLIGE, JIMMY BUFFET

Passing

Place of Passing: PERDIDO KEY, FLORIDA
Date of Passing: 17 August 2008
Cause of Passing: CARDIAC ARREST
Type of Funeral: MEMORIAL/CREMATION
Place of Burial: N/A
Plot Number: N/A
Funeral Location: PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
Funeral Date: 22 August 2008
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