Paul Raymond Berggren, 77, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Paul was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Blackfoot to Robert Berggren and Myrtle Sunquist Berggren. He attended Lavaside Grade School and graduated from Firth High School in 1951.
On Sept. 17, 1957 Paul married Patricia McNutt. Together they had two children, Robert and Carol. Patricia preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1997. On Aug. 14, 1999, he married Francisca Barbosa in Twin Falls.
Paul was a member of the Firth Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Firth.
He was a rancher, farmer and cattleman in the Lavaside Area. He also worked for the New Sweden Irrigation District. In his free time he enjoyed shooting and riding horses. He was a true cowboy. He fished, hunted and sang solos and duets with his brother Glen.
Paul is survived by his wife, Francisca of Blackfoot; son, Robert (Pamela) of Blackfoot; daughter, Carol (Paul) Springer of Twin Falls; brother; Glen (Elva) Berggren of Blackfoot; stepchildren Porfirio Perez Jr. of Aberdeen; Enrique Perez of Aberdeen; Martin Perez of Jerome and Francisco Perez of Twin Falls; Marisela Navarrete of Twin Falls; Juanita Mesa of Twin Falls and Guadalupe Gonzalez of American Falls; grandchildren, Ryan and Christa Springer, Jesse, Robin, Raymond and Rebecca Berggren; and great-grandchildren, Trista, Trinity, Clacier, Larissa and Natalie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia; and grandson, Keith Berggren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot with Pastor Dan Mielke and Pastor Paul Springer officiating. A viewing will be held for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Riverview Firth Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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