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Clifford Berger


Clifford Frederick Berger (Anokasan), White Headed Eagle, 62, died March 30, 2019, in Billings. He was born Feb. 16, 1957, to Lorraine and Clifford Berger. He grew up in Wolf Point and attended Wolf Point High School. After high school, he went to Missoula and attended culinary school. He worked part time on the oil rigs and was also a teachers aide to pay for his schooling.
After moving back to Wolf Point in 1977, he met Sheryl Strauser. They were married in September 1978. During this time, he worked again on the oil rigs and also drove water truck. He started at Spotted Bull Treatment Center, then transferred to TLU, working over 28 years for the Fort Peck Tribes, until his health declined.
His passion in life were his children, grandchildren and his great-granddaughter. He was always busy and very particular about everything he did. Whether at work or at home, he always put himself last. He was a very humble and quiet man. This illness took a toll on him as he always wanted to be outside either hunting, fishing or watching his grandsons at a sporting event.
He Sun Danced for many years in the Chelsea area and loved to attend sweats and just visit everyone or help out where ever he could.
He is survived by wife, Sheryl; children Jeff Berger and Lana Berger; three grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; adopted children, Elmer Flying Horse, Aaron Cruz and Latoya Lambert; brothers, Joe Berger, Pierre Berger and William Berger; sisters, Connie Lambert, Carol Hentges and Lesley Martin-Left Hand; adopted sisters, Karen Dubois, Tracey Garfield, Joy Toavs and Faith Yanez; adopted brothers, Albert Foote and Tommy Christain.
He was preceded in death by adopted parents, Dan and Barbara Garfield; and very special brother Calvin Red Thunder, and Ronald and Duane Garfield.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Interment was at Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.