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Ronald E. Berg, 79, of Oglesby, died March 26, 2018 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru with Rev. Timothy Kenyon officiating. Visitation will be in the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services.
Burial will be at a later date in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Wenona. The Hurst Funeral Home is handling his arrangements.
Ron was born in La Salle on November 22, 1938 to Maurice and Ruth (Marshall) Berg. He married Joyce Ritter on July 12, 1957 in Lostant.
He served with the US Air Force from 1956 until 1959.
Ron was a past member of Wenona Masonic Lodge and Eagle Grove Bower Masonic Lodge. He is a current member of Acacia Masonic Lodge in Peru.
He resided in Wenona until 1988 and then moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa for 25 years. While in Wenona, he served as Deputy Sheriff of Marshall County. He owned and operated Berg Truck Shop and Tire Service.
He was a volunteer fireman and EMT in Wenona. While in Eagle Grove he worked at Umthun Trucking, retiring in 2008. He served 8 years as city councilman and 4 years as mayor of Eagle Grove.
Ron loved to play golf and was very proud of his 3 holes-in-one. He enjoyed wintering in Alamo, TX with Joyce for eight years.
Ron is survived by his wife Joyce of Oglesby; three children, Bruce (Gwen) Berg of Des Moines, IA, Brenda (Greg) Himelick of Peru and Brad (Amy) Berg of Mt. Palantine; seven grandchildren, Ben (Shanna) Berg, Angelina Berg, Paige (Matt) Ebener, Tyler Ellerbrock, Chelsea Berg, Joe Berg, and Megan Skinner; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; two sister-in-laws, Delores Berg of Chillicothe and Janice Wilkerson of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Robert Berg and one brother-in-law Bill Wilkerson.