Karl G. Bergstrom
Karl G. Bergstrom, of Goodyear, AZ, died August 5, 2019. He was born March 23, 1934, in Boise, ID. Karl served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1954 on submarines and continued to serve in the US Naval Reserve until 1985, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Tall, confident, and courageous, Karl was quite a presence. He worked for 23 years as a detective in the Seattle Police Department and in the King County Sheriff’s Office for an additional 11 years. He met his wife Susan in 1985.
Karl loved the ocean, boating, and sailing. After retirement, Karl took a job as the first American security officer hired by Holland America Cruise Lines. Though he traveled to exotic ports of call, being the patriotic guy he was, he most enjoyed coming home to the United States.
Karl loved to read while sitting on the deck in the sun and the fresh ocean air. He was an avid reader, who enjoyed playing cards, working out, and a good game of golf.
Karl is survived by his wife, Susan Bergstrom; daughter, Lisa Bergstrom; sons, Michael Bergstrom, and Timothy Bergstrom; brothers, Paul Bergstrom, John (Karen) Bergstrom; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of WA State ; brothers and sisters-in-law: Tom and Sheila Snyder, Goodyear, AZ; Tim and Danette Rector, Tom and Jeanine Moore, Burt and Peggy Geiger all of Montana, and numerous nieces and nephews.