William "Bill" Berggren passed away on April18, 2018 at the age of 78.
Bill was born in Des Moines, Iowa; at the age of 21 drove to Phoenix, Arizona with two other buddies in a 1955 Red and White Chevy. After running out of money playing golf, he found a position with Household Finance Corporation and retired 31 years later.
Bill enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, 4-wheeling, sand-dun-ing, yard work, building trails around his home. But his biggest love was restoring an-tique furniture, wood carving especially birds of all shapes and sizes. He was a member of the Arizona Rough Riders, a 4-wheel drive club in Phoenix; and a charter member of Rim Country 4-Wheelers here in Payson.
He is survived by his wife,Marilynn; daughter Kelly Prusick and husband David; daughter Denise Rodgers; son Billy Berggren and wife Angela. Stepchildren Randy Yates; Brenda Szabo and husband Mike; Lisa Lamoureux and husband Brian; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brother John Berggren, Houston, Texas and sister Barbara Bruni, Pagosa Springs, Colorado and many other family members and close friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Messenger Payson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:Banner Alzheimer's Foundation , 2901 N Central Ave, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012. www.bannerhealthfounda-tion.org . Reception immediately following Memorial Services