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HANSVILLE — Carl Walter Berg died on Sept. 6 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He was 87.

He led a full and active life up until his final few days.

Carl was born in Aberdeen on Jan. 24, 1926 to Thor and Bergliot Berg. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and from the University of Washington.

With his parents, he moved to Bainbridge Island in 1945, where he became the first employee of the fledgling Bainbridge Island Bank and met the new music teacher in the local school district, Corinne Van Doren. Carl and Corinne were married June 10, 1950. They raised three children on Bainbridge: Adele, Richard and Erik.

Carl spent his career with the bank, which changed its name to American Marine Bank in 1970. Carl was active in the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Bainbridge Island School Board.

Corinne died of cancer in 1990. Carl later married Virginia Wilson and moved with her to Hansville in 1997.  Carl and Virginia bought a second home in Kailua Kona in 2001.

Carl is survived by his wife, Virginia, and her four sons, Geoff, Crix, Mark, and Matt and their families; his brothers, Tom (Lesa) and Dick (Gayle) Berg and their families; his daughter, Adele Berg-Layton (David); his sons, Richard (Kristin), and Erik Berg (Patricia); and grandchildren, Lia and Thea Layton, Daniel and Ethan Berg, and Doren and Davis Berg.

Carl suggested that remembrances be made in the form of donations to the Corinne Berg Memorial Scholarship Fund through the American Guild of Organists, or to the Bainbridge Island Historical Society.

— Family of Carl Walter Berg


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