Obituary for Ralph Berg

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 continue ...
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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.
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Thursday, 4/7/2016
I was saddened to hear of Ralph's death. I have said this many times but it was so much fun to sea Ralph and Earl and Charles (Charlie) ride by on their John Deere Tractors when I was growing up. The brothers always waved and always smiled. They were a huge part of my life growing up both watching them farm. Go with God Ralph. God be with you and your family.
Dave Childers
- Dave Childers

Tuesday, 4/5/2016
My deepest condolences to the family. Ralph was always such a kind and loving man who always wore a smile. When I was little, I remember going to choir practice at Henrietta UCC when my mom lead the choir and hearing his deep voice singing. The Berg's have always been a lovely family that has a special place in my family's hearts. Love & Prayers to you all!
Jenna Cantrell Harrington
- Jenna Cantrell Harrington

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