Carrol "Dean" Berger

Jun 10, 2020
Berger, Carroll news


10:30 AM on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo.


for an hour before services at the funeral home


Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors


Cedar Bend Humane Society


Carrol "Dean" Berger, 82, of Cedar Falls, IA, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Pinnacle Specialty Care.


Dean was born on November 28, 1937 in Middleton, MO, to Thomas and Vivian Butler Berger, and attended Waterloo West High School.


He served in the United States Marines, from 12/18/1957 to 12/29/1962, receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal.


He was a drill press operator in the foundry at John Deere and retired after 30 years in 1989.  Dean married Eleanor Wright and they later divorced.


A man of quiet faith, Dean was a happy and outgoing person with a big heart of generosity always willing to help others in need. He loved working in his flower garden, watching Western movies and singing Karaoke. Dean raced in the mid-60s at Tunis Speedway and enjoyed his 1964 Impala SS and later the 1965 Pontiac GTO.


Dean  is survived by his daughter, Judy Berger, son, Roger, both of Waterloo; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Brett) White and Alyssa Berger; great-grandchildren, Mason and Mariah; three sisters, Betty Marshall‚ Quasqueton, Grace Lestina‚ Waterloo, and Hazel Tullar‚ Silver Springs‚ MD; and a sister-in-law, Delores Berger‚ Waterloo.


Dean is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, John, Tom, Robert, David and Clyde.


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  1. Jeanne Wiant | Jun 14, 2020

    Dean was such a sweet man, and one of my biggest fans when I was singing at Wanabe’s.
    Sending my Deepest Sympathy to the family.


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