Condolence & Memory Journal

Fond memories of high school days with Ron.
Cherish the times we spent catching up on things at class reunions.
Ron was a great guy and will be greatly missed by friends and family. Prayers for you, Marlene, and all your family. Evelyn and Bob Baur

Posted by Evelyn Baur - Jefferson City - Friend   August 27, 2016

Ron's passing has left a huge hole in the Berning/Howe family. As an only child, Ron would often say how blessed he was to marry Marlene and be a part of the our large family. He was "one of us" and will be greatly missed.

Today mattered to Ron. Whether you saw him at the coffee shop, grocery store or stopped by his house, he always was with you in the moment - giving words of encouragement. You always left his presence feeling better.

He did not boast about his faith, he simply lived it through his gentle and kind character. Most would say he was a good man. I believe he was a godly man, which was evidenced by his divine, heavenly encounter shortly before transitioning
from earth to heaven.

I wish you were still here with Marlene and the family. Your encouraging words did not die. They echo in their hearts. Ron's words will lift them up when they are down and cheer them on when they walk forward with courage ...because TODAY matters.

Posted by JoAnne and Ray Meckstroth - Soldotna, AK - Family   August 17, 2016

Marlene & family, my deepest sympathy to you all during your time of sorrow. I have many fond memories of Ron as his friendship with my parents was very special.

Posted by Jane Maurer-Wyen - Rio Vista, CA - Acquaintance   August 11, 2016

Marlene and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Ronald's passing. I pray that he was not in any pain, and he went peacefully. Take care of yourself.

Posted by Jeannette Berning, Jones - Dunnellon, FL   August 10, 2016

To a great man who was very sweet , funny and loving . My heart and prayers go out to his wife and family he'll be dearly missed

Posted by Susan Meyer-Swiger - Minster, OH - Friend   August 08, 2016

To the Hittepole Family,
Sorry to hear about the loss of Ron. Worked with him years ago at Stamford. He always had a smile on his face and a good word to say. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers and thoughts to you in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Liz and Monty McDermitt - St. Simons Island, GA   August 07, 2016

Marlene, Vickie, Brenda, Neil and families
You have deepest sympathy on your loss..Ron was a wonderful human being and swill be greatly missed

Posted by Marge Heuker - Minster, OH - Friend   August 07, 2016

ALWAYS had a kind word and smile. He accompanied Marlene as she would be getting a haircut he would read the paper, and when she was done, smile at her with a compliment. In my mind I always went"AwE" how sweet.

Posted by Terri Collinsworth - durham, NC - Acquaintance   August 07, 2016


To Marlene and family: I have never met a nicer, kinder man and friend than Ron. He always had a smile for anyone and everyone and I don't think he ever spoke negatively about those he knew or met. I will cherish the times I had with him at Stamco and in the community sporting events. He will be missed dearly. May God bless you all and you have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Brian Rowland - New Bremen, OH - Friend   August 06, 2016

Vicki, sorry about the loss of your dad. Hold on to those great memories that you have.

Posted by Mike Grillot - Franklin, TN - Classmate   August 06, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was truly one of the nicest guys I've ever met. Always carried a smile and was so genuine. To all of the family, you have my sympathies.

Posted by Charlie Opperman - Bellbrook, OH - Friend   August 06, 2016

A true gentleman! Ron was such a kind man with a kind heart and a gentle smile. I will forever remember his kind and sweet nature.

Posted by Joan Schwartz    August 05, 2016

Ron left the world a better place with his ready smile, a sincere compliment, or an encouraging word to everyone he met. That legacy lives on through Marlene and his children. The Bear Drive neighborhood and the New Bremen community will miss him.
My sympathy to Marlene, Vicki, Brenda, Neal and their families

Posted by Kathy Topp - New Bremen, OH - Neighbor   August 05, 2016

Deb and I cannot believe that Ron is gone. No matter what amount of time had passed between your last visit, he was quick to smile and wish you well.He was a man who should inspire everyone to do a better job, be pleasant , and enjoy what you have in your life. Our deepest sympathies Marlene, you will be in our prayers.

Posted by Dave Heinfeld - Celina, OH - Friend   August 05, 2016

Marlene & family, Dale & I are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Just as everyone else has mentioned, he was always such a kind soul & you could feel how much he loved & cherished you. He will definitely be missed. Treasure the memories! Prayers for you all.

Posted by Dale & Sandy Schmitmeyer - Minster, OH   August 05, 2016

We are so sad to hear of the passing of Ron. Chip had the privilege of working with him for many years and has always revered him as a mentor and friend. I got to know him better when I was going to PT and he always was so nice to me. He always made me feel better. What a wonderful man! Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this great loss.

Posted by Chip & Amy Noykos - Minster, OH - Coworker   August 05, 2016

Dear Marlene and family,
Sending our sympathies and prayers. Ron was such a charmer. He had the ability to make people feel special. His smile was genuine and will be missed. Cherish all of the wonderful memories.
Connie and Mike Friemering

Posted by Connie Friemering - New Bremen, OH - Friend   August 05, 2016

Dear Aunt Marlene, Vicki, Brenda and Neil, and your family's,
Liz and I are very sorry to hear about Uncle Ron. I can not say this about many people, but Uncle Ron was truly a beautiful man. He was always encouraging, I never heard him say anything negative about anyone, he reminded me of a bible verse.

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Uncle Ron was a walking encouraging word.

With tears running down my face as I type this, just know we love you and we will be praying for you.

Love, Tom

Posted by Tom Berning - High Ridge, MO - Family   August 04, 2016

Marlene and family:

We are saddened to hear of Ron's passing. Ron always took the time to say hello whenever he saw us and was interested in what was going on in our family. May God comfort your family at this difficult time . Ron rest in peace with your loving father.

Posted by Edward and Anita Sextro - New Bremen, OH - Acquaintance   August 04, 2016

So sorry to hear about the death of your father, Vicky, and Grandfather, Chris and Andy. All of your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Deborah and John Burden - Orlando, FL   August 04, 2016

I am very sorry to learn of Ron's passing. My best to you Marlene. It was so good to see both of you last winter when I was back in New Bremen. I still remember the kind words Ron had to say to me about my mother. Delight and Ron were best of friends who worked together for so many years; she had only the best things to say about Ron.
Be well, Marlene.
Bob Gilberg

Posted by bob Gilberg - san diego, CA - Friend   August 04, 2016

Oh my gosh, I am in shock! I just ran into your Mom & Dad last Tuesday at Kroger's, and they both looked so good, and gave me such warm hugs. Your Dad laughed because I was getting so many hugs at the doorway of Kroger's, from old friends and relatives. He told me I might want to stand there longer, to see how many more I could get. That's just like him to want to joke around. I have always loved that man, and his beautiful wife, Marlene. I know your family is going to be lost without him. He brought so much joy, into this world. May your Dad.... Rest In Peace.

Our Sympathy, is with you all!

Posted by Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH - Friend   August 04, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

Posted by Cheryl and Roger Barlage - New Bremen   August 04, 2016

Marlene & family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband/father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With our deepest sympathy,
Linda & Lee Dicke

Posted by Linda & Lee Dicke - New Bremen, OH   August 04, 2016

We were saddened to hear about Ron, Marlene. I always enjoyed talking to him when you guys were with mom & Dad. He always had some nice to say. It was fun to share some emails with him as well. It will be different ant our annual summer sausage day this year. He always added something. He also cook up some of the best sausage patties that day as well. Rest in peace Ron!!!

Posted by Ed & Barb Rump - New Bremen, OH - Friend   August 04, 2016

We will miss Ron so much! What a great man! Marlene, my heart is with you. I will miss hearing "It's Friday!"

Posted by Gina Schmitmeyer - Celina, OH   August 04, 2016

Dear Marlene & family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you -Ron was an outstanding person -great husband, father, grandfather, friend. He will be missed by many but fond memories will help all survive.
We are praying for you during this difficult time. Love, Pat & Tony

Posted by Pat D'Alessio - Melbourne, FL - Friend   August 04, 2016

So sorry for the loss of your father. Our hearts go out to you! Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort!

Posted by Gary and Lynn Lewis - Troy, OH - Neighbor   August 04, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I always liked Ron. Always kind, always a good word. A few years ago, when I was in New Bremen, I had the good fortune of speaking to Ron. He was, as always, sincerely happy to chat with me. You have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Fred Fryberger    August 03, 2016