Stayton – Berton,
87, died August 26 in Sublimity. He was born in Blackwell, OK,
living in Culver City, CA from 1934 – 1960, then in Belmont,
CA until 1983, living in Albuquerque, NM until 1987 when he
moved to Stayton. Berton served in the US Air Force during the
Korean War. He worked as an electrical engineer for GTE
Lenkurt for 29 years in the telecommunications field.
Berton married Clara
“Joanne” Frauen on February 27, 1955 in Culver City, CA,
she preceded him in death on August 3, 2013. He was a member
of AARL Ham Radio club. Berton loved cats, computer
programming and he built an RV4 airplane in his retirement.
He is survived by
sons: Berton E. Dotter III of Stayton, Michael Dotter of
Stayton and John (Mary) Dotter of Turner; brothers: Don Dotter
of Turner, Richard Dotter of Stayton and Ken Dotter of Albany;
6 grandchildren. Berton was preceded in death by brother,
will be Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Marion Church
of God 7th Day. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.