Gerald R. (Jerry) Berger, 78

Gerald R. (Jerry) Berger, 78, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. He was born Aug. 12, 1933 in Juneau, the son of Robert and Esther (nee Heintz) Berger.

Gerald married Lois Mae Lepien in Hartford on May 8, 1954. Jerry worked at United Co-op in Hartford for 28 years. He enjoyed working at the Hartford Country Club in his retirement years. Jerry enjoyed collecting toy tractors, and polka music and dancing. He was a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Lois Mae of Hartford, his dear children Cindy (Ron) Deming of Jackson and Brett (Angela) Berger of Hartford, his sweet grandchildren Alexandria, Courtney and Jared Deming and Sydney, Savannah and London Berger, his sister Juanita Baetz of Hartford, his brother James (Judith) Berger of Neosho, his brother-in-law Earl Moldenhauer of Iron Ridge, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandson Nicholas Deming, his sisters-in-law Marcy Moldenhauer, Carlene Koelsch, and brothers in-law Norman Huber and Ralph Baetz.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, 226 S. Main St., Hartford. The Rev. Jeremy Husby of Peace Lutheran Church will officiate.

Family will greet relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment will be Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Memorial donations to Peace Lutheran Church or Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family;