Franklyn P. Bergdoll 80, of Watertown passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017 at Marquardt Health Center.
Frank was born on August 17, 1937 to Frank and Selma (Voss) Bergdoll. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He married his loving wife, Geraldine Boje on June 27, 1959. For work, Frank managed TempAir Company for 32 years retiring in 2002. Frank is remembered by those closest to him as very caring and funny. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke with his family. You could always sense his jokes by the twinkle in his eye. Frank was an avid outdoorsman in his younger years. He loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed Wisconsin sports such as the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. Frank and Geraldine also enjoyed playing Sheepshead with friends. Above all else, Frank loved his family. He took excellent care of his wife for many years while she battled MS. Even in his final days, his primary concern was her care. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Frank is survived by: his Wife, Geraldine; two Sons, Kevin (Jean) and Tim (Dee); six Grandchildren, Chad (Leah), Michelle (Thomas), Brittney (Alex), Becky (Davey), Kassidee and Lindsay; 8 Great-Grandchildren, Jackson, Riley, Brooke, Hayley, Tyler, Ethan, Owen and Mackenzie; 3 Sisters, Phyllis Prienfalk, Wanda (Mel) Borck, and Yvonne (Gerry) Frohmader; 2 Sister-in-laws, Betty Bergdoll and Lucy (Adolph) Leuenberger; and his longtime companion, his dog Patch. Frank is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and other friends.
He is preceded in death by: his Parents and Brother Rodelle (Bud) Bergdoll.
Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Marquardt Hospice would be appreciated.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home in Watertown. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Marquardt Chapel at 11:00AM with the Rev. Victor Tegtmeier presiding. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00AM until the time of service. Burial at Glenview Memorial Gardens will follow the funeral service.
Dad, I’ll bet you didn’t know
you were my hero
I don’t think I told you until now,
but you were the one
who shaped my future.
I’d like to tell you now
everything you did was good for me;
nothing was ever for your gain.
I want to thank you
for your time with me.
You are the very best of men;
I wonder how all I needed you to be,
someone to watch over me always.
Dad, you’re still a hero to me.
I love you very much