Raymond William Berger, age 87 of Middle Amana, Iowa, died Thursday, November 26, 2015, at Colonial Manor of Amana. Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 29 at Middle Amana Community Church with Elders Tony Berger and Kristie Yoder officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 PM, Saturday, November 28, 2015. Burial will be at the Middle Amana Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to the Amana Church and the Amana Arts Guild.
Raymond is survived by his wife Katie of Middle Amana; a son Tony (Penni) Berger of Middle Amana; a daughter Kristie (Bill) Yoder of Middle Amana; five grandchildren, Sam (Alexa) Cutler of Schaumburg, IL, Ellie Cutler (fiancé Danny Walters) of Middle Amana, Hannah (Jarrod) Lister of Cedar Falls, and Isaiah and Lucas Berger of Middle Amana; and a brother George (Judy) of South Amana. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Raymond Berger was born January 16, 1928 in South Amana, Iowa, the son of Henry Paul and Elise K. Leichsenring Berger. He graduated from the Amana High School in 1946 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He married Katie Moessner in 1953 at the Middle Amana Church. He worked at the Amana Furniture Shop for over 30 years as a cabinet maker. Raymond was active within the Amana Arts Guild, and the Amana Heritage Society. He was an Amana school board member, a church elder and was on the Amana Church board of trustees. He enjoyed woodworking and hunting, and also was an artist.