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Obituary: Geraldine “Gerry” Theresa (Sommers) Weber

Geraldine “Gerry” Theresa (Sommers) Weber, age 96, formerly of Hilbert, passed away Friday morning, April 26, 2024 at St. Paul Villa, Kaukauna.





She was born on June 18, 1927 in Forest Junction, daughter of the late Michael & Bernadine (Brochtrup) Sommers. Geraldine attended St. Mary’s Grade School in Brillion and graduated from Brillion High School, Class of 1945. She was employed as a secretary to William N. Knauf, president of Knauf & Tesch Company, Chilton, from 1945 until 1954. She married Roger Weber on August 25, 1951 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown. The couple resided in the Hilbert area. Roger preceded her in death on July 19, 2014. Gerry was a homemaker and enjoyed embroidery, sewing, cooking, gardening, baking, dancing, and spending time with her family.


Survivors include a son: Jeff Weber, Harrison; two daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanne (Peter) Schmitt, Mondovi and JoAnn (Paul) Peerenboom, New London; two grandchildren: Michelle “Shelly” (Wes) Kempen, Brillion and Rachel (Eric) Wojta, McFarland; four great grandchildren: Isaiah, Alana, Isabell & Alyssa Kempen; and a sister-in-law: Jane Hertel, St. Paul Home, Kaukauna. Nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roger; father-in-law and mother-in-law: John & Martha Weber; a sister and brother-in-law: Ann (Frank) Petrie; a brother and sister-in-law: Don (Lila) Sommers; a granddaughter: Jessica Weber; a special aunt, Margaret Arns, who came to help raise her after the death of her mother in 1935; a brother-in-law: Tom Hertel; a sister-in-law: Jeanette Weber and a brother-in-law: Jerome Weber.  


Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial was the Rev. Mike Betley and Diane Wickersheim with burial following at St. Mary Cemetery, Hilbert. The family will met with relatives and friends at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hilbert, from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2024 until 10:45 a.m.


Online condolences may be made. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. 

The family would like to express their appreciation to St. Paul Villa and St. Paul Home Hospice Care for the compassionate care shown toward Geraldine. Your kindness will not be forgotten. 


The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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