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Donald Francis Berger

March 20, 1926 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 94)


Donald Francis Berger, a Decorated W.W.II Navy Veteran, passed away Monday September 7, 2020, at Heritage Village, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, he was 94. He was born March 20, 1926, in Monroeville, OH, to parents John and Amelia (Ringline) Berger. Don was proud to have served as a tail gunner on a PB4Y-2 bomber with the Naval Air Corps. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Silver  Star, 2 Purple Hearts, and campaign medals and ribbons.

Don is survived by sons William (Phoebe), Michael (Donna), and Martin (Mary) Berger; daughter Gail (Larry) Augustine; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and sisters Joann    and Catherine     both of Willard, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Bettye June (Schumaker) Berger whom he wed July 10, 1944; and sisters

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH. Wednesday September 16th from 11 AM. until the Funeral Ceremony begins at 1:00 PM. Donald will be laid to rest beside Bettye at Toledo Memorial Park, with Naval Honors. Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the St. Jude Research Hospital, or the Veteran’s Organization of your choice.  Online condolences to


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