Mel Berning, age 64, of New Richmond passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home following a private battle with terminal cancer. Mel was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and held the ranking of Lance Corporal. Mel was very proud of his military service and achieved a Rifle Sharpshooter Badge. Mel was a member of the American Legion Post 80 and the VFW of New Richmond. He was also very proud to be a Green Bay Packer shareholder. Mel is survived by his wife, Connie Berning; daughters, Abigail Berning, Alyssa (fiance’, Andrew Hanson) Berning and Aubrey Berning; siblings, David Berning, Mary (Dale) Strohbeen, Phil Berning, Robert (Joanie) Berning, Bill (Peggy) Berning; many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces. He was especially proud to be Godfather to Jacob Berning, Levi Homann, Paige Kunkel, and Alex Burrier. A private graveside service was held Friday, February 12, 2021 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.