Veronica "Ronnie" Gioimo Burg peacefully passed away on November 29, 2023, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loved ones.
Ronnie was born on March 9, 1948. She is the second oldest of four daughters: Marie (Henry Bahr), Ronnie (Ken Burg), Libby (Art Short) and Alice (Dan Brewer), born to Kathryn and Martino Gioimo.
Ronnie attended Little Flower Grade School, Nerinx Hall High School, and Harris Stowe Teachers College.
After graduation from Harris Stowe and a brief teaching stint, she obtained a license as a microbiology tech. She worked in the laboratory at St Mary’s Health, St. Luke’s Hospital and Jewish Hospital. After a brief retirement she worked in the private sector at Research Park in St Charles for the company that eventually was purchased by Millipore. She retired from her med tech career in 2010.
Ronnie met her future husband, Kenneth Burg, on a ski trip to Alpine Valley, Wisconsin in January 1976. They were married on October 20, 1979.
Ronnie was introduced to the game of golf at a scramble event sponsored by a medical vendor sales representative at Bogey Hills Country Club in 1978. From that time forward, golf became a shared interest between Ronnie and Ken. They were members at Normandie Golf Club, Lake Forest Country Club and Persimmon Woods Golf Club here in St Louis and Pinehurst Country Club in North Carolina. Ronnie was a two-time First Flight Champion at Lake Forest and a three-time Club Champion at Persimmon Woods.
They both enjoyed their yearly golf trips that included trips to TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, the original Blue Monster at Doral, TPC Scottsdale, Pebble Beach, Chambers Bay, Bandon Dunes, and multiple trips to Pinehurst to both play golf and visit her sister Marie. As a golfer, her career best round was an even par 72 at Lake Forest when she birdied the 18th hole with a 5-foot birdie putt. She has one career hole in one at the 3rd hole at Persimmon Woods.
In St. Louis, Ronnie led the successful efforts to gain admittance to the St. Louis Women’s District Golf Association (SLWDGA) at both Lake Forest and Persimmon Woods. Ronnie served the SLWDGA in several Board capacities including Team Competition Chair for two terms. As Team Chair, she was responsible for setting the team pairings, applying handicaps to each match, printing scorecards, rules official and pace of play monitor during the matches and tabulating and publishing the point totals for each team after each event. She also coordinated the locations and dates for the semifinal and final matches in the season long competition. She was also the Website Manager and Communications Chair.
Ronnie cared very much for her sisters, their families and her cousins, nieces, and nephews. The biannual reunion when the descendants of the Kane family gathered, usually in Fairfield Iowa or Des Moines Iowa, were an important part of her life and heritage.
By all who had the good fortune to know, Ronnie will be fondly remembered for her positive attitude, ever present smile, and contagious laugh.
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