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Don went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Zion, IL on August 19, 1937. He moved to Phoenix when he was 9 years old following the death of his father, to be raised by his grandparents. He worked at Salt River Project for approximately 38 years before retiring in 1994. He attended West High, Phoenix College and received his Bachelor Degree from Arizona State University. He was in the Arizona Air National Guard. He was a member of North Hills Church since he was a child. He loved to volunteer at House of Refuge. He is survived by his wife, Jan, of 53 years, daughter, Donise (Mark) Sarantos and son Brad Berghouse (Andre), Granddaughters Autumn (Shawn) Holtorf, Jessica (Wes) Diamond and Tiffany Berghouse, his brother, Charles (Mary) Berghouse, and sister, Stella (David) Labus, 3 great-grandchildren & many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, father, 2 brothers and a sister. Celebration service will be Tues., May 21, at 11am at North Hills Church, 15025 N. 19th Ave, Phx. In lieu of material remembrances donations may be made in his name to House of Refuge, 9835 N 7th St., Phx, AZ 85020.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 15, 2013