Obit: Berry, Louise M. #3 (1922 - 2008)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Berry, Bjerke-Ulliman, Deeter, Diedrich, Geiger, Nuernberger, Pitzke, Russell, Sunderlin

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI), Wednesday, December 18, 2008, Online Edition

Berry Louise M. (Nuernberger) (March 5, 1922 - December 10, 2008)

Louise M. Berry, 86, Medford, died Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where she had resided the past 11 months.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway, with Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating. Interment was at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Cemetery in the Town of Holway. Her grandchildren served as pallbearers.

The former Louise Nuernberger was born March 5, 1922 in the Town of Little Black to the late Rudolph and Emilia (Diedrich) Nuernberger. She attended Little Black Center School in the Town of Little Black.

On January 9, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, she married Otto J. Berry, who preceded her in death on December 11, 2007. They farmed in the Town of Little Black, then in 1949 moved to the Town of Holway where they owned and operated a dairy farm for several years.

She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, where she was also a Sunday school teacher for several years, and a past member of Women of the ELCA and the Altar Guild. She was a past leader of the Pine Creek and Badger Buddies 4-H clubs and in her younger years she enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, crocheting, ceramics, word search puzzles, listening to music, and she and her husband enjoyed going to the Senior Center to play cards. She really enjoyed traveling and camping with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Ralph (Darlene) and Camby (Ginger), both of Curtiss, Jean (Ralph) Pitzke of Stetsonville, and Lori Berry of Weston; two sisters, Erna Geiger of King and Judy (Bill) Sunderlin of Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Herb (Lorraine) of Medford; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Marcella Deeter of Benson, Ariz.; and one grand-cat, Tommy.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Daniel in 1969; a sister, Kathryn Russell; and three brothers, Elmer, Rynold and John.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.



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