NEW ULM - Ronald O. Berg, 70, of Champlin, formerly of New Ulm, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 21, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass.
Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 and from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.
To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
Ronald is survived by his sisters, Lorna Eckstein of Marshall and Marlys Berg of Dubai, UAE; and nieces and nephews, Gary Eckstein of Buffalo, Kevin Eckstein of Marshall, Brian Eckstein of Burnsville, Tim Eckstein of Belle Plaine, Cher Joel of Mankato, Paul Rewitzer of New Ulm, Audre Scheitel of Mankato, Jim Rewitzer of New Ulm, Pat Rogers of Mankato, and Tom Rewitzer of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Melvin Berg; and sister, Marilyn Rewitzer.
Ronald Otto Berg was born March 30, 1942 in New Ulm to Roman and Clara (Wilfahrt) Berg. He attended Trinity High School in New Ulm and graduated with the class of 1960. From 1964 to 1967 he served in the United States Army as an SP5 stationed in Germany. Ronald received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Philosophy from Mankato State University in 1972. After college, he worked as the Assistant City Manager of the City of St. Anthony and on development projects for the City of Richfield. Most recently, Ronald worked as a Lab Analyst for Boston Scientific in Maple Grove. He was a member of the Minnesota Association of Urban Management Assistants and the Minnesota Planning Association. Ronald was a great sports fan and especially loved the Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed coin collecting and was a member of various baseball and softball teams in New Ulm and Minneapolis.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.