Otto Berggren

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June 9, 1928 ~ September 3, 2017

C. Otto Berggren, 89, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2017.
Otto was a proud Orangeman (Syracuse University's College of Forestry, Class of '50) and served in the Army in the Signal Corps.
After marrying Anne Johnson, he traveled extensively with his career in the paper industry, living in 3 countries, 6 states, and 9 cities before settling down in the NW.
Otto lived a full life with many adventures: hikes up Mt. Washington, following his fathers footsteps in Alaska, visiting his kids in CO, NY, and FL, and many trips to Sweden to catch up with family/friends. Otto was active in the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise and their Rose Garden at Orchards Park, the Harmoni Lodge of the Vasa Order of America, and a regular at the less formal Beaches happy hour crew.
Otto is survived by his brother, Eskil; 3 children, Jon, Kathi (Pat), Ellen (Pete); 1 grandchild, Megan; and 1 great- grandchild, Patrick.
He is preceded in death by wife, Anne; and black lab and shadow, Ogee.
A life celebration will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver on Fri., Sept. 8th at 2p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Otto can be made to the Vancouver Sunrise Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 820956, Vancouver, WA 98682 or to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661.
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Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel
3414 NE 52nd Street, Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 693-3649
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 7, 2017
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