Harold Leonard Bergerson, 93, of Seaside, formerly of Vernonia, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in Seaside.

He was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Vernonia, to Charles and Emma (Peterson) Bergerson. He attended school in Vernonia.

In 1941, he married Louise French. She preceded him in death May 30, 2006.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Okinawa, Japan.

Mr. Bergerson was a retired logger and farmer who lived in Vernonia most of his life. In 2004, he moved to Seaside.

Family members said he was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed playing cribbage and pinochle.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sandy Bergerson of Gearhart; three grandchildren, Chad Bergerson and his wife, Laura, of Gresham, Eric Bergerson and his wife, Michelle, of Battleground, Wash., and Becky White and her husband, Chris, of Seaside; and numerous nieces and nephews

A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries Chapel, 220 N. Holladay Drive in Seaside.

Private interment will be held at Vernonia Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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