Wesley Berdar was born July 27, 1935, in Roundup, Montana, the son of George and Matilda (Algra) Berdar. He passed away on November 18, 2017, in Hermiston at the age of 82.
Wesley grew up and attended school in Roundup, Mont. After high school, he served in the Army for several years and was stationed in Korea. He then returned to Montana where he worked in coal mines. He moved to Oregon in 1965, then to Dayton, Wash., in 1966.
He worked on the construction of the Little Goose Dam near Dayton, Wash. He then worked as a custodian for the Dayton School District for many years. He moved to Hermiston in the late 1990s.
Wesley married Ileen Cook and from this union two children, Patty and Clifford “Buster,” were born. The couple divorced many years later. Wesley later married Kay Ford who preceded him in death a couple of years ago.
Wesley was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed going to rodeos.
He is survived by daughter Patty (Jim) Bly of Dayton, Wash.; son Clifford “Buster” (Shelley) Berdar of Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren Daniel, Pete, Joshua and Taylor; and brother Junior Berdar of Kamiah, Idaho.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Burns Mortuary chapel.
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