Ronald A. ‘Coach’ Blomberg
Dec. 17, 1927 — Dec. 7, 2015
Ronald Allen Blomberg passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at age 87
He was born on Dec. 17, 1927, in Kenosha to Carl and Sadie Blomberg. Ron grew up in Prentice and northern Wisconsin. After playing
basketball and graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he took his
first teaching job at Peshtigo High School. In 1955, the family moved to
Brookfield where he taught physical education, coached many sports, and
started a basketball camp program. He won five conference basketball
championships. In 1966, he became the basketball coach and athletic
director at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam. After four years, he joined
the Milwaukee Bucks organization, where he continued his camps as the
Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Camps.
He became known as the “Old Professor” on the television broadcasts of
the Bucks games. He was a part of the broadcast team of Wisconsin
Badgers basketball games for 17 years. Ron became the assistant general
manager of the Bucks. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Coaches Hall of
Fame in 1980, and recently into the Brookfield Central High School Hall
of Fame in May 2015. He touched so many lives and many hearts, and will
be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, La Verne; and two sons,
Douglas and David. He is survived by a son, Steve (Jeanne), and
daughters Chris (Bob) and Barb (Bob); nine grandchildren and six
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Brookfield Central High School
booster club appreciated.
A visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 28, from 4:00 p.m. until the
time of a service at 7:00 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875
N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.
To receive this obit/directions text 1569696 to 414-301-6422. Church and
Chapel Funeral Home Brookfield is serving the Blomberg family. For more
www.churchandchapel.com or call 262-827-0659.