Kaare Berge

Kaare Berge

December 25, 1925 - March 13, 2017

Kaare Berge was born December 14, 1925 in Helgen, Telemark, Norway, and died March 13, 2017 in Brush Prairie, WA.

He was predeceased by parents: Gulaug Skori Berge and Knute Berge; four sisters: Anna Berge, Klara Berge, Gudrun Berge Throleson, and Gunhild Berge Johnson; five brothers: Olaf Berge, Alfred Berge, Karl Berge, Torger Berge and Art Berge and by his wife: Mildred Koskiniemi Berge.

He is survived by his children: Sara Berge Emerick (Steve), Sonja Berge Chandler (Peter), Gail Berge Gunderson (Peder) and Jim Berge (Gwen); 12 grandchildren: Megan Emerick Schneider, Kathryn Emerick Nealey, Kevin Emerick, Grant Emerick, Kate Chandler, Ross Chandler, Emily Gunderson, Nathan Gunderson, Grace Gunderson, Corey Berge, Paige Berge and Philip Berge; and one great granddaughter.

Kaare grew up farming in ND. Following service in the Korean War, where he received the Bronze Star, he went to college and became a teacher. He taught HS math in the Midwest, Portland, OR and Grass Valley, OR where he returned to his roots with a cattle and wheat ranch. He was defined by his steady faith in Christ. A quiet and unassuming man, his kindness and understanding impacted everyone who met him. His presence made the world a better place.

Funeral service March 25, 2017, First Baptist Church of Grass Valley, OR. Lunch following. Private internment at Willamette National cemetery.


dbcouver 10 months ago

Gail and Jim, I'm sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a good teacher. I liked him because he seemed to be sincerely happy when we students 'got' something. That's what I remember.


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