Erna Trupke (nee Berg)

Erna Trupke (nee Berg), age 98, of Dousman, was born into eternal life at her home on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

Erna is survived by her children, Pauline (Bud) Jaske, Sharon (Tom) Lindner, Janet Herr, Ken (Sharon) Trupke and Karen Patrick; sister Margaret Snyder; and brother Robert (Erline) Berg. She was the cherished grandmother to 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Erna is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Russell, along with seven siblings. Erna retired from Thomas Industries in Fort Atkinson as a press operator. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, bird watching, writing letters to loved ones and spending time with her family and friends.

Funeral services for Erna will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Palmyra on Saturday, January 3, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service with burial to follow at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Mukwonago.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Erna’s name can be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Palmyra.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit