October 2, 1941-September 17, 2022

Ronald Edward Berger, age 80, of Brookville, PA, passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2022, with his wife by his side.

There will be a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon, where he will be buried next to his parents. Following the service there will be a lunch and social at the Bradley Berger farm at 67739 520th St., Fairfax, MN.

Ronald was born to the late Arthur and Elrena (Kiecker) Berger in New Ulm, MN on October 2, 1941. Ronald grew up in Gibbon, MN on a farm with his parents and five siblings, and as a child he attended the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He went on to proudly serve his country during the Vietnam Era with the US Air Force, ranked Airman First Class for four years from 1963 to 1967.

Ronald was a gifted painter, sculptor, wood craftsman, and fisherman. After the service, he moved to Mars, PA and became a house parent for the Presbyterian Children’s Home. Eventually he moved to Ringgold, PA and began working in the coal industry. After retirement he was able to enjoy his passion of painting and sculpting again.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Patricia; two children, Roxanne (Michael) Barco of GA, and Steven (Alejandra) Berger of Denver, CO; sixteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Ronald is preceded in death by his five siblings; Leora Buerkle, Alloyus Berger, Lorna Drill, Harlan Berger, and Marion Nestande.



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