Matthew J. Berning, age 44, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born June 10, 1976, in Lima. Matt grew up in Botkins and Lima, and has spent his adult life in Columbus. Matt was a loving and devoted father, and will be remembered for his sarcastic sense of humor and huge heart.
Matt was the owner of MJB Construction. He graduated from Shawnee High School and The Ohio State University.
Matt is survived by his parents: Dennis J. Berning, Rita (Doll) Easter, and Thomas Easter; and grandparents Donald & Barbara Doll. He had a blended immediate family including children: Kirsten (Joe Romanoff) Berning-Murray and her sister Kaitlin Sacher; Leah Berning and her sister Olivia Wanzer; Nash Berning; and granddaughter Mila Romanoff. Matt had been living with the love of his life, Stephanie Pemberton. His siblings include: Andrea (Shawn) Hufstedler, Emily (Matthew) Grant, Dustin (Sirena) Symonds, Aaron Berning, and Taylor Berning.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Elmer & Ruth Berning, and granddaughter Harper Romanoff.
A celebration of life will be held 6-8 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Cridersville Tower Park shelter house, 207 S. Water St, Cridersville, OH 45806. Casual dress required and bright colors encouraged.