Robert A. Berger passed away peacefully of natural causes on April 10, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bob was proud of his Murray, Utah roots and returned to the town after living and working in California for a number of years in his youth. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Though never stationed overseas, he served in the Military Police Corps while stationed at Camp Desert Rock in Nevada, where he witnessed the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1952, during which he felt the wind of the blast and sensed the heat on his neck from within the trenches beneath the shadow of the destructive mushroom cloud.\r\n\r\nHe met his beloved wife Veda Mathis Berger in Murray shortly after his honorable discharge from the military, and they were married on November 26, 1957 in Elko, Nevada. Eventually they started a company, Berger’s Outside Storage, by converting into secure lots some of the old Bergertown Settlement originally homesteaded in Murray by his great-great grandfather Christian Berger who had settled in the area in the 1860s. Through the years many of his storage customers became as dear to him as a second family, and he was always eager to serve them. \r\n\r\nBob and Veda shared a love of the outdoors and ventured forth on many hunting and fishing trips in their years together, often with family and dear friends, many of whom will likely remember the exciting adventures for the rest of their lives. They were avid gardeners as well, and many a summer evening found them sitting together amid their corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and squash, counting baby quail as the little birds scampered through the yard in the light of the setting sun. \r\n\r\nLike his father before him, Bob was an avid horseshoe player. It was a sport that his wife Veda took up and excelled at as well. They were proud of the multiple golf and horseshoe trophies they won in the Huntsman World Senior Games. Bob was also a talented wildlife artists who worked prolifically in oils, and many of his pieces will continue to please local art collectors for years to come. A lifelong learner, he was often found reading in his spare time. He had a fondness for history books, textbooks, and western novels, particularly those by Louis L’Amour. \r\n\r\nA man of all trades, Bob could take on carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, welding, and automotive repair with equal skill. There was nothing he couldn’t fix, and he was always there with tools and a helping hand for family and friends in need of assistance with such tasks. Now borne away on the wings of time, he will be cherished and fondly remembered by family, neighbors, customers, and friends as the ever-helpful, kind, and easygoing man that he was. \r\n\r\nSurvived by his children, Butch Pryor (Sydney), Robert L., Tawni Porter (Ralph); six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Veda, one daughter Georgetta, brother Byron Berger, and sister Florence Berger Maxwell. \r\n \r\nViewing Monday, April 19, 2021, noon until 12:45 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Murray, Utah, followed by a brief memorial tribute at 1:00 p.m. prior to interment at Murray City Cemetery.