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Geraldine Bergdoll

December 26, 1939 — January 4, 2018

Geraldine A. Bergdoll 78, of Watertown passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018 at Marquardt Health Center.

Jerri was born on December 26, 1939 in Watertown the daughter of Alvin and Clara (Berg) Boje. She married Franklyn Bergdoll on June 27, 1959 in Watertown. She worked as a lab tech at Carnation in Oconomowoc, secretary at Temp Heat and as a homemaker. Jerri loved her family. She also loved her animals, especially her dog Buffy. Her loved ones say that she loved all her dogs, but none compared to Buffy. For leisure, Jerri and Frank enjoyed playing cards and socializing with friends. She is remembered as kind, soft spoken and organized. The family says that she was always well dressed with her nails and hair done for any gathering or function. They also say that they never heard Jerri utter a word of complaint, even during her long battle with MS. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family.

Geraldine is survived by: 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;  Sister,  Lucy (Adolph) Leuenberger; 4 Sister-in Laws, Phyllis Prienfalk, Wanda (Mel) Borck, Betty Bergdoll and Yvonne (Gerry) Frohmader. Geraldine is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and other friends.

She is preceded in death by: her Parents and her loving husband Franklyn.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Marquardt for their years of loving care they provided Jerri. Any memorials in Jerri’s honor may be made to Marquardt or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 11:00AM with the Rev. Victor Tegtmeier presiding. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial at Glenview Memorial Gardens will follow the funeral service.

“Mom”

A Mother always understands,

the things you say and do.

She overlooks each of your faults,

she finds the best in you.

A Mother’s love is a special love,

it inspires you each day.

She spreads her joy and happiness,

in her warm and caring way…

A Mother’s all these things and more,

there’s no greater treasure known.

The most precious Mom in all the world, is the one I call my own.


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