OBITUARY

Martin Joseph Berzel

May 14, 1925November 30, 2018
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Martin Joseph Berzel, 93, of Salem, Oregon passed away in his sleep the morning of Friday, November 30, 2018. Martin was born May 14, 1925, in Gladstone, North Dakota. He was known for his kindness and sincerity.

Martin was a wonderful husband to his wife Clara during their 71 years of marriage, an incredible father, a loving grandfather, and a joyful great-grandfather.

He loved spending time with family, traveling with friends, playing cards, watching the Mariners, reading westerns, playing his favorite slot machine, and spending time with their dog, Oliver.

He served two years in the US Army before returning home to build roads throughout Oregon for Lloyd M Hill Construction and later Maulding Logging.

He leaves behind his wife, Clara; his daughter Patty (Jeff) Dorr, Salem; his granddaughters Kristina (Charles Harold) Bell, Portland, Jamie (David) Wenigmann, Salem; his great-grandson Daniel Martin Wenigmann; his sisters Josephine Stoltz, AZ, and Ann (Andy) Gowan, Salem.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church the morning of December 15, 2018, at 10:30 am. A small reception will be held immediately afterward for friends and family to share their memories and well-wishes. Assisting is Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom. He will be laid to rest at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 15, 2018
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