WAUKESHA

Ronald A. ‘Coach’ Blomberg
Dec. 17, 1927 — Dec. 7, 2015

Ronald Allen Blomberg passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at age 87 years.

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 great-grandchildren.

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 information, visit www.churchandchapel.com or call 262-827-0659.