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Patriot Jackson Berger age 18, of Ames, Iowa died December 31, 2021, at Unity Point in West Des Moines. A gathering of friends and family will be 4-6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan 6, at Harvest Vineyard Church, 320 S 17th St, Ames, with a 11:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, funeral service at Harvest Vineyard Church, 320 S 17th St, Ames. Burial will take place at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in rural Ames.
Patriot Jackson Berger was born July 19, 2003, in Ames, Iowa the son of Travis and Abigail (Cook) Berger. He worked at his grandfather's business, Pete's Truck and Diesel in Ames. Patriot was a loyal and sentimental young man to his people and relished being a jokester. He spent his time in his interest of diesel mechanic work, cooking with family and friends, telling stories about his work and life, listening to country music, playing the fiddle. Patriot was one of 10 children, and the household was always busy often with Patriot contributing.
Patriot will be missed by his parents, Travis and Abigail Berger, siblings, Josiah, Belle, Ida, Jet, Saint, Betty, Iris, Liesl, and Winifred Berger. Paternal grandparents, Peter and Linda Berger, Paternal great grandmother, Eleanor Barton, Maternal grandparents, Kevin and Patricia Cook, all of Ames. Aunt and Uncles, Jody and Larry Wiele of Phoenix, Anna Barton and Garrett Janzen of Ames, Jacob and Bethany Banks, Pasadena, Lauryn Berger of Ames, Logan and Michelle Cook of Olathe, Bryce and Theresa Martens of Ames, and several cousins.
Memorials may be directed to family.
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It’s been a long time since we’ve talked, but I always loved Pate’s presence in class. He was a wonderful person to be around and always lightened the mood. My brother Stewart really appreciated his friendship and we both loved spending time with him in study hall. I’m praying for healing for you all, I can’t imagine the pain. I wish I had been there for him and for you.
I am so hopeful your memories in these wonderful pictured moments will soon dim those of loss and grief. "What is done in love is done well" -Van Gogh. Patriot will long be remembered in his love for you and his expanding community and all for him. Thoughts and prayers for you all-Mary Driver-Gilchrist -SLC -cousin grandma Patti-
We are so sorry for the loss of your son, brother and grandson. We pray for you and hope you are comforted in the Lord's grace and mercy. The Edmondsons, Deb, Jennifer and Amy
I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray God will surround you all with the love and comfort only he can provide.
I am so very sad for your loss of Patriot. We pray for you all and are so sorry for the grief and loss you are experiencing. Aaron and Kathy Keller
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS .THIS IS YOURCOUSIN WENDY LICKTEIG GOD BLESS YOU
I have enjoyed hanging out with the Berger family as well as Patriot over the years. He always said the best things to make you laugh. Deepest sympathies to the family and Prayers. He will be missed…
My son Kian enjoyed working with Patriot at the Sow barn. Though I’m sure he enjoyed Kayak fishing with him more. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerest condolences from the Thompson family.
So sad. It was great being Patriot’s fiddle teacher and watching him become a confident fiddler. Fun times preparing for the Iowa State Fair Fiddle Contest over the past several years and having him play along side me in my band.
May God pour out His comfort and hold your family tight. May peace and healing come to all of you as quickly as possible.
Patriot will be greatly missed. Momma Jones will always remember his smile.
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Ames , IA, United States 50010
Ames , IA, United States 50010