Steven Kent Berlin
He was born Feb. 5, 1949, to Keith and Polly Berlin in Rupert, Idaho. He grew up in Rupert, where he graduated from Minico High School in 1967. He went to college at the University of Utah, later working for J.R. Simplot for 35 years and Total Scale for the past six years. He was known by many as one of the best certified scale technicians in southeastern Idaho.
He was married to his sweetheart, Susan Berlin, in 1971. This marriage resulted in the birth of his two children, Neelie (Justin) Berlin Willis and Ryan (Khali) Berlin. One of the highlights of his life was spending time with his grandchildren, Conner and Kolbie Willis, and Sophie, Chloe and Gage Berlin. Steve also enjoyed camping, fishing and drinking coffee with friends. He was known by many for his big heart and kindness. He was always happy for others, had the gift of the gab and told great stories.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan Berlin; his daughter, Neelie (Justin) Willis; his son, Ryan (Khali) Berlin; his father, Keith Berlin; his sister, Cyndy (Bob) Lantz; five grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Polly Berlin.
The family would like to extend appreciation to Dr. Jeff Swenson and the staff at Minidoka Memorial Hospital for the exceptional care of Steve. They would also like to thank all of his friends met through the scale industry.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 802 F St. in Rupert, with the Rev. Father Justin Brady as celebrant. Family and friends will continue in celebrating Steven’s life immediately following the Mass at the Rupert Elks, 85 S. 200 W. of Rupert. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from noon until 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Nicholas Catholic School in Rupert.