Signe E. Loberger

Signe E. Loberger, nee Gustafson, 95, of West Bend, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1912 in Carney, Mich. to the late Axel and Emily Gustafson.

She attended Carney Elementary Schools, graduated from high school in Kingsford, Mich. and earned a teaching degree from Menomi-nee County Normal School.

This led to teaching school, mostly in one room, eight-grade schools, prior to her marriage to Victor Loberger on Oct. 13, 1934 in Carney.

Together they raised their family in Upper Michigan until relocating to the West Bend area in 1959.

In 1970, as a non-traditional student before non-traditional students became familiar on campus, Signe attended and received a degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

She was a substitute teacher for the West Bend School District, and then taught at both the Beechwood and Kewaskum Elementary schools until her retirement in 1976.

In addition, she taught Sunday school for many years, both in Michigan and in the West Bend area, and held various offices in women’s and parent-teacher groups in both areas.

Signe's true love in life was caring for and giving to her family, which she did freely.

In addition, she loved feeding and watching songbirds, tending her garden flowers, crafting, and as an artist enjoyed both oil and water painting.

Signe’s love of life touched everyone who knew and loved her, and she will always be remembered for her caring, warmth, and selflessness.

Signe is survived by four children, Dr. Gordon (Ethelyn) Loberger of Murray, Ky., Myron (Deanna) Loberger of Appleton, Carole (Rich-ard) Dreher of Camp-bellsport, and Victor Loberger of West Bend; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Eldoris Loberger of Moore, S.C., and Rev. Diane Loberger of Tamarac, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Gus-tafson, and Florence Loberger; a brother-in-law, Herbert Lawrentz; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in 1972; two sons, Eldon, and Dennis; and by all of her siblings, sisters, Linnea Broeder, Irene Lawrentz and Elvira Gustafson; and brothers, Arnold, Hilding, Rev. Gilbert, Rev. Clifford, Rev. Glen and Harold; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Henrietta and Ruth.

Funeral services in remembrance of Signe will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2300 S. Main Street, West Bend, with Rev. Bruce Dunford officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday at the church only from noon until the time of service.

Burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, on Monday at 10 a.m.

Memorials to First Baptist Church are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

Signe’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, Crossings on Chestnut-Cedar Community and Cedar Community Hospice, for the caring and concern they showed Signe and her family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.