Floyd John Berger

CARNEY – Menominee County has lost a much loved and well respected leader. Floyd Berger, 77, of Carney, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Floyd was born on April 10, 1936, in Carney, to the late Florian and Adeline (Johnson) Berger.

On May 1, 1955, Floyd married the former Betty Lou Skeels in Arden, Mich. Betty Lou preceded him in death on March 6, 2002.

Floyd worked as a Teamster truck driver for many years, serving as a union steward, retiring in 1989. Floyd then began working for Carlson & Goulette Plumbing and Heating.

Floyd served as Menominee County trustee for three terms, Gourley Township trustee, was a member of the U.P. Association of County Commissioners, North Pointe Behavioral Health Board, Community Action Agency, Michigan Works Board, Pinecrest Board and the Hermansville Senior Center Board. Floyd was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner serving as Potentate. He further enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the Kruisin Klassics and Hermansville Car Club. He loved hunting, fishing and playing gold. Floyd was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Michael (Vicki) of Carney and Patrick (Kathryn) of Racine, Wis.; special friend, Marylee DeGrave of Wilson; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Fred (Dorothy) Berger of Carney; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, on Saturday, June 22, from noon (CDT) until time of Masonic Service at 2 p.m. (CDT) followed by a memorial service. Burial will follow in the Wilson Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.