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Ralph Berg

May 25, 1917 — April 2, 2016

Ralph F. Berg, age 98, of Henrietta Twp., died April 2 at his home following a period of declining health. He was the oldest person in Henrietta Township. Ralph was born May 25, 1917, in Henrietta Twp. to Frank and Mary (Heidrich) Berg. He graduated from Henrietta High School in 1933 and received a Business Administration Degree from the American Technical Society in Chicago. He was a farmer with his 2 brothers, dairy farming until he was 70 years old. After selling the cows, they continued to raise crops until he was 78 years old in 1995. Ralph was a member of the Henrietta United Church of Christ and served on the joint council of the Henrietta and St John's UCC churches. He transferred his membership to the St. John's church at the closing of his home church. He sang bass in the church choir. He also sang bass in a barbershop quartet for many years with his brothers and a neighbor, performing many places. He was a member of the Henrietta Grange and the Farm Bureau. Ralph enjoyed sports especially cheering on the Cleveland Indians. Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Idabelle (Charles) Berg and Gerry (Earl) Berg, and a brother-in-law, Glen (Kathryn) Gerstacker, three nieces, Grace(Randall) Gehres, Ruth (Kenneth) Searles, and Jennifer(Brent) Westover. He has five great-nephews and nieces, and four great-great-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles and Earl, and his sister, Kathryn Gerstacker. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 6, from 9:30 until the time of services at 11:00 am at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Rev. Randall Gehres will be officiating. Burial will take place at Birmingham Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial may be made to the St. John's UCC in South Amherst.

Public Viewing

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Morman Funeral Home
16 Cooper Street
Wakeman, OH 44889

Funeral Service

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Morman Funeral Home
16 Cooper Street
Wakeman, OH 44889
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