Morris "Mo" H. Bergman
April 2, 1923 - June 28, 2016
Mo passed away peacefully on June 28, 2016 after a cascade of health events following a recent fall.
Born in Portland, OR April 2, 1923 to Swedish immigrant parents he spent his formative years in Portland and North Bonneville, WA, graduating from Stephens High School. His time at Oregon State University was interrupted by his service in the European theater during WWII. In 1950 he graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Following graduation he worked briefly for several companies before settling with Willamette Industries for 39 years of enjoyable employment. With the support of the company, he began the now common practice of fertilizing the forests. He is a fellow in the Society of American Foresters.
An avid reader, Mo enjoyed hiking, biking and playing bridge. He loved traveling with his wife, Dorothy, visiting relatives and the Lincoln City beach house with it's magnificent coastal views.
Mo is forever grateful for the care daughter Nancy provided in his later years.
Mo is preceded in death by his son Chris and his brother David.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of 63 years Portland and daughter.
He was proud to be associated with the following organizations throughout his career: Society of American Foresters, Western Forestry and Conservation Association,
Oregon Small Woodlands Association, a member of the Salem District Advisory Board for the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Industries Telecommunications,
Oregonians for Food and Shelter and Boy Scout Troop Salem chapter at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Service will be 11:00am Saturday, July 9th at Our Savior Lutheran Church 1770 Baxter Rd SE, Salem, OR. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mo’s name to the following organizations:
Cascade Pacific Council Boy Scouts of America
2145 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201
Oregon Small Woodlands Association
"Sharpening Our Edge" fund drive
187 High St NE #208
Salem, OR 97301
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221