Richard or 'Rick' was born in Cincinnati on 7/3/1913. He married 'Ron' Lorraine Dreidame on 8/23/1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rick and Ron had 4 daughters.
They lived in North College Hill for many years. Later they moved to northeastern Indiana.
While their daughters were young the family spent a lot of time on Berger Hill.
Richard was the bookkeeper for the family business.
"If you said that you knew Richard I would have to ask at what age? Richard had two lives. When he was young Richard was wild, full of fun. He'd drink, he was the man about town, the Richard I never knew."
"I knew the Richard that was the thinker, the estimator, the civil war scholar the philosopher, but he would still bet on the horses. But even the horses were a study. Every Friday he would leave the JB & S office, get in the car and commute the 4 hours to Lake James. Monday morning he would be back in the office estimating what the books would show next quarter." by Fred Berger
He died in 2/24/1992 in Angola, IN.
* quotes by Fred Berger