Curtis Gene Berger, 84, of Mentz, Texas, passed away on June 18, 2023.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1939, to Emmett and Hattie (Glueck) Berger in Sealy, Texas. He worked with his father at the sawmill and the farm while in high school. After graduation he proudly served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army for 24 years, including two tours in Vietnam. After retirement from the army, he joined PHI, first in Louisiana, then in Galveston until 2015.
Curtis married Bobbie Howard on May 4, 1968, and together they had seven children and resided in Mentz for the last thirty plus years. Curtis loved nothing more than cooking for and being surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his sister Earline Drumm (Leonard) of Mentz, daughter Barbara Blankenship (David) of Alleyton, son Mark Berger (Gloria) of Corpus Christi, daughter Sandy Mosley (Barry) of Columbus, daughter Susan Faucett of Killeen, son Jody Berger (Carol) of Harker Heights, and daughter Amy Millsap (James) of Harker Heights, 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Curtis is preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Berger, son Robert Berger, and his parents Emmett and Hattie Berger.
Family will receive friends on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 9:00 AM 10:00 AM, with a memorial service to follow at 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas with Pastor Alan Kethan officiating.
Burial will be in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 267, Columbus, TX 78934.
Online condolences may be given at www. hennekefuneralhome. com.
Henneke Funeral Home Columbus, Texas