In Loving Memory of Bert Oberg

Town Crier

In Loving Memory of Bert Oberg

Long-time Toledo resident Bert Oberg passed away March 12, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Toledo, Wash., on April 22, 1927, to Swedish immigrants Helmer and Mary Oberg.

He lived on the family farm and attended Toledo schools. Bert was drafted into the US Army at Fort Bliss, Tex. He married Hazel Hadaller June 19, 1948, and they shared 66 years of life together. He worked with his father, Helmer, in road building and moved to Brockway, Ore., where they built a saw mill, later moving to Bandon, Ore., where Bert did the log and lumber hauling.

The family returned to Toledo in 1963, where they enjoyed raising beef cattle and farming. He and Hazel enjoyed several fishing trips to Canada. Bert enjoyed friends and family. He enjoyed watching the birds while having his morning coffee. He loved giving and receiving hugs, and telling stories. Bert's trademark saying was, "Never lose your sense of humor." Bert will be missed by many and especially his dog, Sadie. He loved his family and spending time with his grandkids.

Bert is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughter Christine Sorensen, of Winlock; sons John (Debbie) Oberg, Stan Oberg and Eric (Rebecca) Oberg, all of Toledo; and Loretta Oberg, of Olympia; grandchildren Paul, Heather, Brandon, Brian, Olan, Linnea, Torre, Lars, Michelle and Erica; great grandchildren Denacia, Sage, Mikayla and Evan; great-great grandson Ryder; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents Helmer and Mary, brother Gilbert Oberg and sister Sonja Wooley.

Services for Bert are scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Mission, in Toledo. Please join the family for a potluck gathering at the hall following the service. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to St. Francis Cemetery/or parish hall fund.

Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, in Winlock.