John Duane Berquist

John was born in Rutland, North Dakota, on July 4, 1955. He passed away suddenly at his home in North Cove on October 26, 2013. He was 58.

He is survived by his wife and partner, Juanita Catron and stepson, Ray Cole.

John was raised in Hood River, Oregon, later moving to Washington. He moved to North Cove in 1998, and he and Juanita were married in 1999 at their home with a three-day party. John always loved a good party.

He had a passion for many things in life. He was a carpenter and could build anything you could imagine. He also loved watching any and all kinds of sports. He loved to cook gourmet meals with his wife and friends.

John has touched many hearts and lives in our small community. He was very loved and will be missed dearly.

John is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothey M. Boyd; father, Theodore W. Berquist; sister, Judy; and a brother, Bill. He is survived by two sisters, Doris and Linda; and a brother, Smokey.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. For more information call Loren at 360-268-7021.

Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond, you may visit to leave condolences for the family.