Mother says Minnesotan Hit in Las Vegas Shooting has Died

October 03, 2017 10:16 PM

Steve Berger, the Twin Cities man who'd been celebrating his 44th birthday at the Las Vegas concert where a mass shooting took place Sunday night, is confirmed dead according to his mother, who said she was notified Tuesday afternoon.
Mary Berger said her son had been near the front of the crowd with his roommate and three women when he was struck.

His friends attempted to save him but were separated amid the chaos.


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"I'm so proud to have known him," said Berger's boss and friend Kent Schutte. "I'm so proud to have had him as part of my life."

Schutte, the owner of EFS Advisors, said Berger went to the Las Vegas concert with Josh Decker, his longtime best friend and coworker. The financial advisers graduated from St. Olaf College together where they both played sports and were inseparable.
"They're both very athletic, very successful, very competitive, driven to do good things," Schutte said. "Of course this is going to be hard on Josh."

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Schutte described Berger as an incredibly positive person who would walk into a room and fill it. He called him a team player who'd left a lasting impact on so many people, Schutte included.

"God will say I did good with this one."


Josh Rosenthal

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