Margaret Ellen Gerg (nee Pierce) 86 passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. She was born on Oct. 2, 1923 in Springfield, IL to Guy and Mary Pierce. She married Phil Gerg of Beaver Dam on February 10, 1945 at the close of WWII. On Dec. 5, 1945 Marge gave birth to twin boys, Michael and Phil. A daughter, Peggy was born in 1959.
Marge worked at the shell plant during the war. Later she became the office manager and accountant of Howard Motors, Beaver Dam, until her retirement. Marge and Phil celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary along with family in February 2010 at Hillside Manor where they both resided. Marge loved life and family. She was of strong faith and proud of her Irish heritage. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Preceding her in death was; son Michael, mother, father and step father, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Phil (Hillside Manor), son Phil (Jeanne) Gerg of Sun Prairie; daughter Peggy (Dyke) Drummond of Mt Vernon, WA; grandsons, Christopher Gerg of Mount Horeb and Sam Drummond of Mt. Vernon, WA; granddaughters, Jennifer Gerg of Sun Prairie and Rose Drummond of Mount Vernon, WA; great-grandchildren, Jessika, Matthew and Sarah Gerg; sisters, Mary Ann Maurer of Springfield, IL and Theresa Roberts of Madison plus numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hillside Manor and the Hospice Team for their tender care.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 127 W. Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, May 18 at 11am. Fr. John Schreiter will officiate. There will be a luncheon served in the church hall immediately following the mass. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10 am to the time of service.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 E. Maple Ave in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010, 10:00am – 11:00am, St. Katharine Drexel Maple Ave. Church-Beaver Dam
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010, 11:00am, St. Katharine Drexel Maple Ave. Church-Beaver Dam
St. Michael’s Cemetery-Beaver Dam