Donald Lee Berger

June 13, 1943 - May 7, 2023

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Donald Lee Berger, 79, of Crestview Hills, KY, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023. He was a 1961 graduate of Holy Cross High School and the retired owner/operator of Imported Auto Specialists in Elsmere, KY with 50+ years of service. Don was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam Era. He loved to play golf, an avid sports fan, he especially enjoyed the Bengals and U.K. Men's Basketball and was a father figure to many people. Don was preceded in death by his son: Mike Berger; brothers: Bob (Jean) Berger, Tom Berger and Rick Berger and brother-in-law: Roger (Kay) Shrout. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years: Donna Shrout Berger; sons: Chris Berger and Adam (Lisa) Berger; sisters: Mary Lynn (Bill) Crockett, Denise (the late: Don) Eviston and Mardee (Larry) Corman; sister-in-law: Christine (the late: Dan) Shrout; grandchildren: Lee, Amy, Chelsea, Jordan, Zac, Ashton, Dexton, Lilyana and Michael and great-grandchildren: Matthew, Mason, Ben, Nora, Sabrina and Arlo. Visitation will take place at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41017 on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 9:00 AM until a Catholic Blessing at 12:00 PM (Noon). Interment with an Honor Guard Service will follow at Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY at 2:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and/or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


dennis kelley - May 19, 2023
My sincere condolences to the friends and family of Don Berger. I remember Don and his brothers from Holy Cross high school, when his family lived across the street from 8th District school. Don was a year ahead of me at Holy Cross, and his brother Tom was three years behind me. He was a good guy. May he rest in peace.
Don Black - May 15, 2023
Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. We were not able to attend the service as we were out of town. You and your family will be in our prayers. Don & Linda Black
Ella Jean Davis - May 13, 2023
Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
The Hinken Cousins in Florida - May 13, 2023
We are heartbroken and praying for Donna, Chris and Adam and the grandchildren and families. Everyone loved Don and we will miss him. We have so many good memories. God bless.
Gus Meget - May 11, 2023
Donna, Teri & I are so sorry for the great loss of your much loved Don. He and I go so far back, I feel as if I've lost a brother. May God hold you, your children & family in his Arms and bring each of you Peace. With Love, Gus & Teri
Bob Tomlinson - May 11, 2023
Sorry to hear about Don’s death. Prayers to the family
Jim Leach - May 10, 2023
So sorry to hear about his passing. We had some great times at Imported Auto. I think about those times often. I really appreciate the knowledge and guidance I got from Don, Wink, and Pete. My condolences to Donna, Chris, Adam, and family.
Steve Rusconi - May 10, 2023
Enjoyed our short time together...working...golfing..but mostly our friendship..and the direction he provided...
Brian Vaske - May 10, 2023
The Berger’s were a second home to my brother and me, and they helped form who we are today. What a tremendous loss. All my love to Donna, Chris, and Adam.
Barbara Yelton - May 10, 2023
I offer prayers for Donna and the Berger family. Don was my cousin and went to Holy Cross when I was there. May he have eternal peace. I saw him playing golf at Twin Oaks. He enjoyed his ⛳ golf. Love Barb and Betty
Ron & Ruth Meyer - May 9, 2023
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. May God be with you and your family and grant you comfort. Our prayers are with you.
Missy Astacio, ( prior Heckman) - May 9, 2023
I'm sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have many memories of him and his joyful spirit. He will be missed by all who knew him. I send prayers for Donna, Chris, Adam and the rest of the family. He is with our Lord now. Much love, Missy
Charlene and Larry Ramsey - May 9, 2023
So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Prayers for him and his family. Rest in Peace.

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