Keith Alvin Berg
March 24, 1923 - February 13, 2014
SILVERTON - Longtime Silverton resident Keith Berg passed away comfortably, surrounded by his loving family at his home on February 13, 2014. His compassion for others, kindly manner and keen sense of humor will be missed.
Born in Clear Lake, Washington on March 24, 1923, he moved to Silverton when he was just a year old. He graduated from Silverton High School in 1941.
Upon graduation, Keith enlisted in the United States Navy where he served on the USS Mizar. The Mizar supported troops from the west coast of the US down through the South Pacific theater.
Many residents of Silverton remember Keith from his Chevron service station and later through his bulk oil distributorship. If it was their car, home or farm fuel needs, valley area residents could count on Keith to handle them.
Like many in his industry, the oil embargo of the early seventies led Keith to other endeavors until retirement.
Keith was a charter member of the Silverton Elks lodge #2210, Rotary International and the Fraternal Order of the Masons. He also served on the Silverton Hospital Foundation, was a volunteer fireman for the City of Silverton, and drove the Silverton Health Care Van for many years.
In leisure time, Keith enjoyed elk and deer hunting, wood working, most any billiards and golf.
Keith is survived by his daughter Kimberly Carey (Jon) of Monmouth and his son Keith Berg, Jr., of Houston, TX from a previous marriage to Dorothy J. Berg.
Also surviving are his wife Carolyn and her children: sons John Duer (Judy), Georgetown, TX and Alan Duer, Silverton, OR and daughter Pam Richardson (Mark), Sacramento, CA.
He leaves 4 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
A remembrance will be held at the Silverton Elks Lodge on February 26, 2014 from 1 - 3 p.m.
A private service with Military honors will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Special thanks to the Silverton Hospital ER staff, the caring doctors and nurses at Salem Hospital, and the compassionate people at Gentiva Hospice: Joy, Joni, Mary Ann, Sandra, and Fred.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable contributions be made in Keith's name to Elks Veteran's Benefits, Elks Children's Eye Clinic, or a local
Arrangements are being made by Unger Funeral Chapel.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Feb. 23, 2014