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Berton E. Dotter Jr.

October 1, 1927 – August 26, 2015

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, John.

Memorial service 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.

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