WAUKESHA

Florence M. Berg

Aug. 11, 1920 - April 29, 2008

Florence M. Berg of Waukesha died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Heartland of Pewaukee at age 87. She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Pewaukee, the daughter of Sabel and Mary (Michalsky) Meidenbauer.

Florence was united in marriage to Arthur Berg; he preceded her in death in 1957. Florence was a GI chauffeur during World War II at the Laredo Army Air Force base in Laredo, Texas. She then worked at Dresser Waukesha Engine Division for 32 years, retiring in 1983, and became a member of the Dresser Old Timers Club. She was a member of the Machinist Aerospace Workers Local 1377, was a Golden Life member of the New Berlin Historical Society and a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. With an avid interest in researching family history and genealogy, Florence wrote many stories about her family, some of which were published in the Waukesha County Historical Quarterly "Landmark." She also, along with her cousin Roy Meidenbauer, wrote the Meidenbauer Family Chronicles. During her life, she traveled extensively in Europe and America, from the Yukon Territory to Brazil, recording all of her trips with many photos.

Florence will be sadly missed by her brother, Kenneth (Thelma) Meidenbauer of Waukesha; her niece, Lori (Louis) Boehmke of Waukesha; great-nephews, Brandon and Eric Boehmke; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Bernice Heeren.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, May 1, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. David Ellis will officiate. Private burial will be at New Berlin Center Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186 or the New Berlin Historical Society, 5390 S. Edinborough Drive, New Berlin, WI 53146.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

Afterglow

Id like the memory of me to be a happy one,

Id like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

Id like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

Id like the tears of those who grieve,

to dry before the sun of happy memories

that I leave when life is done.