In Memory

Ron VandenBerg

Ron VandenBerg

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09/18/15 01:53 AM #1    

David Wassenaar

I remember Ron from Seymour and Christian High. We were friends. I know he gave his life for us in Vietnam. When we were in DC, I found his name on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. Thanks for your service and sacrifice.

09/18/15 01:12 PM #2    

David Kreulen

Every morning (I think our senior year) Ron picked me up on the corner of Madison and Alger in his big black Ford. I remember it was a three-on-the-column stick shift and always very clean. I don't remember what we talked about, or if we talked at all. Ron was a man of few words with a dry sense of humor and a wry smile. He also had big hands and could palm a basketball to our amazement. I've been to the The Wall several times to remember him. Thanks, Ron. 

When we were in Seymour together Ron was part of a stamp club that included among others, Bill Brashler. On one occasion when Ron missed a very desirable trade, he exclaimed "Damn, damn, triple damn!" My mother swooped down from the upstairs and scolded him soundly. After she left, Ron likely smiled that wry smile.



09/19/15 12:26 PM #3    

Linda Kooienga (Blauwkamp)

Yes, I remember Berger from Seymour days and also Christian High.  He gave the ultimate gift for us!!

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