CHARLESTON, TENN. — William Dean “Bill” Berger, a longtime salesman and service technician for Research Products Co., Salina, Kas., died Nov. 8. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Berger spent more than 30 years with Research Products, and during his time at the company he covered the entire eastern third of the United States, visiting customers on a regular basis and servicing their ingredient feeders. He retired in 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; three daughters, Christine (Rick) Emslie, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Janene (Fred) Carder, of Cleveland, Tenn., and Lynette Berger, of Cleveland, Tenn.; a son, Steve (Tammy) of Mount Olive, Ala.; six grandchildren and five siblings.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorials be made in Mr. Berger’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at