Martina (Tina) Berger, 81, of Jasper, died Saturday (January 24) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born at Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1933, to C. Stuart and Gertrude (Cox) Chroniser. She married Richard P. Berger May 12, 1956. He died August 30, 1989.
Tina was a retired registered nurse, a graduate of Philipsburg Nursing College in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. She had a 43 year career in nursing at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the St. Ann’s Society, the Daughters of Isabella, Grandmothers Club, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the Dubois County Museum. She enjoyed travelling, crocheting, and reading.
She is survived by three daughters, Christine Wathen and husband Gary, Nineveh, Jane Pittman and husband Mark, Indianapolis, and Susan Evans and husband John, Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Tim Berger, Jasper, and Phil Berger and wife Claire, Muncie; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Beyke.
Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m. Monday, led by the D of I and the St. Ann’s Society. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation or to a favorite charity.