May 8, 1923- Sept. 20, 2012
F. George Berres, 89, of Delphos, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born May 8, 1923, in Delphos, to Frank and Barbara (Kimmet) Berres, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 12, 1950, he married Marilyn Eickholt, who died May 13, 2012.
Survivors include six children, Robert (Margie) Berres of Cincinnati, Marcia (Daniel) German, Gary (Brenda) Berres and Carol (Tom) Schulte of Delphos, Gloria (Nel) Schroeder of Ottawa and Darlene (Larry) Geise of Hilliard; a sister, Veronica Johns of Carmel, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, Jackie Harvey, Kristen Berres, Dana Babani, Dave German, Julie DuCheney, Angie Boaz, Amy Hyitt, Alissa Swenar, Nick Schulte, Troy Schroeder, Todd Schroeder, Tyler Geise, Luke Geise and Drew Geise; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Mark German and Wesley Schroeder; a brother, Clarence Berres; and four sisters, Elizabeth Hickey, Florence Miller, Sister Mary Florence Berres and Leona Cook.
Mr. Berres was a U.S. Navy veteran and a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards with friends, taking his wife out for lunch and spending time with his family. He is now at peace with his loving wife of 61 years.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
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