FT. PIERCE, Fla. – Annabelle Berger, 91, of Ft. Pierce, formerly of Kingsford Heights, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, in Fort Pierce.
She was born on May 30, 1923, in Daggett, daughter of the late Severt and Julia Hall. She attended Kingsford schools. After graduation, she moved to Chicago and attended business school.
While there she reconnected with her hometown friend, Cliff Berger. Cliff and Ann were married on July 12, 1947, in Iron Mountain. They spent 63 wonderful years together.
In 1957 they purchased a grocery store in Kingsford Heights and expanded it into Berger’s Foodland. Together, Ann and Cliff operated the store for the next 20 years. Ann was a dedicated wife and mother to her husband and their four sons. Time with her family was the focus in her life. She enjoyed cooking and caring for them, camping and playing cards, and dancing with Cliff on the weekends.
In their later years, Ann and Cliff divided their time between Rivers Bend Campground in Iron Mountain in the summer and their home in Fort Pierce, Fla. in the winter.
Ann is survived by her sons, Gary (Christine) of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Don (Rita) of Hancock, Randy (Fern) of Aurora, Colo., and Dale (Linda) of Milwaukee; brothers, Glen Hall of Palm Harbor, Fla., Roger Hall of Appleton, Wis., and Jack Hall of Tuscon, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; brother, Oliver Hall; and sisters, Laverne Hall and Dorothy Jacobi.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home, located at 1000 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford.
The funeral service will follow Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Michael March will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association chapter of your choice.
Condolences to the family of Ann Berger may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home with the arrangements.