Bert Walling

Funeral services for Bert Walling, 56, veteran riverboat operator who died August 1 at Physicians and Surgeons hospital, will be held Friday at 11 A.M. at the Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Mr. Walling was born January 22, 1891, at Boise, Idaho, and started work on Riverboats with the Oregon City Transportation company. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the navy. At the time of his death he was employed on the U.S. Engineers dredge Wahkiakum. He had been a member of the Veteran Steamboat Men of the West since its formation in 1926.

Survivors include the widow, Ellis Walling, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Tweet, Forest Grove.

Source: Portland Oregonian, August 7, 1947.

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