Wednesday, November 13, 2013



ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:15 AM Wednesday, November 13 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 ½ months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice of Medford and surrounded by her loving family and friends

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 16 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 16

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1922 in Superior, WI

EDUCATION: Flat Meadow Grade School, graduate of Medford High School, Taylor County Normal School, Medford and UW – Stevens Point with a teaching degree

MARRIAGE: September 1, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Steven J. Filipiak and he preceded her in death in September 1978

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She taught at local schools for a couple of years and then middle school in Pewaukee for a period of time. She then was a secretary at Babcock and Wilcox Company in Milwaukee until her retirement in 1987. She then moved to Medford in 2008 to be closer to family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting, and was an avid reader.

MEMBER OF: St Augustine Catholic Church in Milwaukee

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Estelle Oldenberg of Medford; Brother – Jim Berger of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Norman Berger & Alice Hoffmann

DECEASED FATHER: August Joseph Berger DECEASED MOTHER: Mathilda Emma (Zimmerman) Berger

PALLBEARERS: Honorary - Jim Berger; Active - Randy, Dale & Duane Oldenburg, Mike & Gary Berger, Dave Nowacki

OTHER INFORMATION: -Further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives/friends
-In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the family for a future designation
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