|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1964|
|Death: ||May 26, 2007|
BRIAN GEORGE BERTE
Brian George Berte, 43, of Phoenix passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2007 as the result of a massive stroke. Brian was born in Kansas City, Mo., on April 14, 1964, the firstborn child of May and George Berte.
The Bertes originally from Iowa, returned to their home state in 1975 where Brian attended LuVerne Community High School, graduating in 1982. He attended North Iowa Area Community College following high school.
After his education, Brian began a nearly 23-year career with NAPA Auto Parts, starting in Norman, Okla., then in Kansas City, Kan., and finally Phoenix, Ariz., to be near family. At the time of his passing, he also was working part-time at Home Depot in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Brian remains in our thoughts forever defined by his tremendous heart. The love he gave to all of us, family and friends alike, will be the thread that sews us together and keeps us alive in our grief.
We'll forever remember his life-long addiction to the Kansas City Chiefs football team and his passion for heavy metal music.
Brian was a history buff and was particularly educated in the U.S. Civil War History. He made friends easily and befriended those in need.
He was loved so deeply by his family and friends. He leaves behind a tremendous sense of loss in all those who loved him.
Brian is survived by his adoring parents, Mary and George Berte; sister, Brenday and her husband, Paul Fischer; sister, Barbara and her husband, Brand Hahn, and their two children, Brian's beloved nephew and niece, Spencer, 4 and Sidney, 1; his former wife, Melanie; and many cherished relatives and friends.
A funeral mass took place on May 31, 2007 at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3001 E. Greenway Road in Phoenix. Interment was at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.
Donations in memory of Brian may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Sherman Home, 5801 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054.
(Arrangements; Messinger Mortuary, 480-502-3378)
Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Created by: HSH
Record added: Jul 21, 2007
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