ForeverMissed
We are having two memorial services for Allan.
 
July 26 at 1 pm at South Whidbey American Legion, Post 141, Whidbey Island, WA.
Directions: 14096 State Rd. 525, Langely, WA. The post is approximately 10 mins. from the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry.

August 7 at 1 pm at Virgil S. Clarkson Senior Center, Lacey, WA.
Directions: 6757 Pacific Ave SE. Turn left at the roundabout towards the smaller building.

We look forward to sharing memories of Allan with you.

Due to our mother's age, 95, and other elders, please do not attend if you are unsure if you have COVID. Also, the Lacey service is more restricted because it is at a senior center. The center requires full COVID vaccination by July 23.
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Allan Palmer Berg, 74,  passed away early morning, February 3, 2021, from pneumonia complicated by vascular dementia. His devoted caregiver, Helen, was by his side. Allan was born in Olympia, Washington, to Palmer A. Berg, Jr. and Judith (Velazquez) Berg.

He attended Lacey Elementary, Chinook Junior High (Middle School), and North Thurston High, graduating in 1965. An outstanding athlete, Allan participated in wrestling, cross country, and track, setting a long-standing high school record. He also participated in Scouting and became an Eagle Scout in 1962.

Allan enjoyed challenging outdoor activities. During summer, he swam and waterskied in front of his childhood home on Long Lake. He also learned to hunt, fish, camp, and hike. As a young adult, Allan worked two seasons as a DNR forest firefighter. Later, he mountain and rock climbed, telemark skied, and sailed--his sailboat was his prized possession.

Allan favored creating things, large and small, with his hands. Introduced to woodworking by Mr. Bettine in high school shop class, he became a professional builder. Allan gained commercial experience serving as a Seabee (NMCB-4) in Vietnam and Deigo Garcia, BIOT. He received additional training in millwork stateside. Outside the military, he apprenticed and became a journeyman carpenter and skilled at making beautiful cabinets. Not surprisingly, Allan became a general contractor and opened Whidbey Building Company, completing multiple residential and commercial projects on Whidbey Island. He was also known to make well-crafted Christmas gifts, which will be treasured. For nearly fifty years, Allan developed his talent and created many aesthetically pleasing yet functional objects.

Apart from the previous, the family acknowledges our loved one's difficulty dealing with strong emotions. If only we had all understood from whom to seek help. Two suggested life-changing resources are Celebrate Recovery and Freedom Session.

Saddened by our loss, Allan's absence will be felt for a long time. He is predeceased by his son Joseph Allan Berg; father; youngest brother, Army Special Forces Sgt. Bruce A. Berg; grandparents, Palmer A. Berg and  S. Emily Berg, Otilio and Ramona Velazquez; and brother-in-law, John K. (Kim) Dorsett. Surviving are his son, Sean A. Berg; granddaughter, Alexa (Berg) Fisher; stepsons, Justin Holtman and Clay Holtman; former spouse, Kathy Berg; mother; brother, Randy A. Berg; sister-in-law, Vicki Berg; sister, Bettina A. (Berg) Dorsett; three nieces, their husbands, and their children; plus, many extended family members.

The family is grateful for Allan's caregivers' love and careful attention at Abby's Adult Family Home, Lynnwood, and Angels on Whidbey, especially Christa.



Posted by Liz Bettine on May 18, 2021
Bettina and family

Saddened by your loss of Allan - Thank you for mentioning Mr. Bettine, my dad. I was happy to know that he had such a successful touch on Allan. Dad would have been proud to see his work.
We lost my dad in 2016 and continue to receive contact from people who have stories to tell. It is nice to to know that Dads' choices also left some happier souls behind.
We are still living in the Long Lake home that they built so we can continue to bring the magic of living on the lake to our extended family. Growing up here was special.
We also had Angels and they were irreplaceable - glad you found them too.

Liz Bettine

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Posted by Liz Bettine on May 18, 2021
Bettina and family

Saddened by your loss of Allan - Thank you for mentioning Mr. Bettine, my dad. I was happy to know that he had such a successful touch on Allan. Dad would have been proud to see his work.
We lost my dad in 2016 and continue to receive contact from people who have stories to tell. It is nice to to know that Dads' choices also left some happier souls behind.
We are still living in the Long Lake home that they built so we can continue to bring the magic of living on the lake to our extended family. Growing up here was special.
We also had Angels and they were irreplaceable - glad you found them too.

Liz Bettine

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