Sabina Gerfin, 89
April 22, 1926 -- April 24, 2015
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Sabina 'Sally' Gerfin (nee Moroder) of Jackson, formerly of Cedarburg, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at St.
Francis Borgia North Catholic Church in Cedarburg. Sally passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015. She had just celebrated her 89th birthday.
Fr. Tom Eichenberger will celebrate the Mass.
Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. with a mass to follow at 6 p.m.
Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family. Sabina was born on April 22, 1926, in Milwaukee to Alphonse and Eva (nee Senoner) Moroder. Sally graduated from Messmer High School in 1944 and worked at the Milwaukee City Hall. In 1948, she married Richard “Dick” Gerfin. She spent most of her life as a dedicated homemaker and mother, raising a family of five children. Sally and Dick moved from Milwaukee to Cedarburg in the early 1960s, and loved living in such a wonderful community. Sally became a member of the Cedarburg Woman’s Club and was part of that club’s Scholarship Committee for CHS graduates. Sally was a lifelong avid reader and a longtime member of two local book clubs. Sally also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching the Packers and Brewers.
Sally and Dick were married for 59 years, until his passing in 2008.
Sally is survived by their children, Tom (Candi) Gerfin of Grayslake, Ill., Susan (Dan) Gleason of Brookfield, Barbara (Wayne) Novotny of Wind Lake, Joanne (Peter) Leiby of Delafield and Jenny (Charlie) Karpelenia of Portage; their grandchildren Christopher, Katie and Stefanie Gerfin, John (Melissa), Nick (Vanessa), David and Sarah Gleason, Jason (Angela) and Laura Novotny, Jacob, Josh and Victoria Leiby and Alex, Jack and Ian Karpelenia; their great-grandchildren, Eleanor, Miriam and Miles Novotny and David Gleason; and her brother, Rudolph “Rudy” Moroder, and sister-in-law, Barbara Moroder of Milwaukee. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Othmar (Catherine) Moroder, Armella M. Moroder, Alphonse “Johnny” Moroder, Aurelia Moroder, Anthony (Geraldine) Moroder, Armella A. (Bill) Walsh, Marie “Sr. Immacula” Moroder and Joseph Moroder.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cedarburg Woman’s Club or the Cedarburg Public Library are appreciated.
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