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Ellen M. Berger

1918 - 2003


Ellen M. Berger, 85, of 1020 Hill St., formerly of 202 Lounsbury St., died July 3, 2003, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.


Funeral services were held at Bethany Chapel of Marquardt Memorial Manor with the Rev. Bernard Rott of St. Henry’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery.


Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown served the family. Memorials were suggested to Marquardt Memorial Manor or to the charity of one's choice.


The former Ellen Wick was born Jan. 21, 1918, in the town of Emmet to William and Laura (Hoeft) Wick. She married William P. Berger Nov. 29, 1947, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 13, 2000. Ellen attended schools in Watertown and was a 1935 graduate of Watertown Senior High School. She went on to school and became a licensed beautician. She was employed as a beautician at My Lady's, a beauty salon formerly in Watertown. Ellen was also employed part-time as a beautician at Hafemeister Funeral Home for many years.


She attended St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown and was also a member of the Women of Elks in Watertown. Ellen had been a member of the Richwood VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling and was a charter member of the Watertown Women's Bowling Association 600 Club. Ellen was inducted into the Watertown Women's Bowling Hall of Fame. She enjoyed playing bingo.


Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Berger of Watertown, Laura (Donald Stoltz) Berger of Stevens Point, Kristine (Thomas) Papiernik of Watertown; a son, William (Cheryl) Berger of Watertown; a sister-in- law, Margaret Knull of Perrysburg, Ohio; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.


She was further preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Leilia Kohn.




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