Geraldine "Gerry" O. Bichler
September 7, 1931 - December 11, 2013
Biography

Mrs. Geraldine Bichler, of 918 North Street in Belgium, passed away Wednesday morning, December 11, 2013 at Harbor Cove in Port Washington. She was 82 years old. Gerry was born in the Town of Port Washington on September 7, 1931, daughter of Frank and Lillian Wester Lanser. She attended school at Holy Cross Academy in the Town of Belgium and then began work at the Allen Edmonds shoe factory. On August 20, 1955, Gerry was united in marriage with Clemens "Clem" Bichler at St. Mary Catholic Church, Lake Church. The couple settled in Belgium and raised their family. Mrs. Bichler was a member of Divine Savior Parish and had been a longtime member of the St. Mary Choir and the Christian Women's group, as well as a member of the Belgium American Legion Auxiliary and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Gerry loved gardening, baking (chocolate chip cookies and fresh bread were among her specialties) and taking care of her family and grandchildren. She was a good sheepshead player and took pleasure in keeping a daily dairy. Mrs. Bichler is survived by her husband Clem and their 6 children: Dean (Linda) Bichler of Crystal Lake, IL, Annie (James) Noster of Belgium, Roy (Gerri) Bichler, also of Belgium, Kevin (Barb) Bichler of Port Washington, Bryan (Katie) Bichler and Mark (Lori) Bichler, both of Random Lake. Daughter, Mary Sue Bichler died on November 30, 1988. She is further survived by 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 sister Alice (the late Gene) Birenbaum of Belgium and sister-in-law Mary Ann Lanser of Port Washington, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by 4 brothers: Edmund, Norbert, Ambrose and Fr. Jerome Lanser and 6 sisters: Marjorie Lanser, Barbara Becker, Angie Jacoby, Armella Lorge, Rita Lauters and Sr. Martha Lanser. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, December 16th at Divine Savior, Holy Cross Chapel (Hwy A & B) in the Town of Belgium. Father Jim Vojtik will preside. She will be laid to rest in St. Mary Cemetery, Lake Church. The family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 15 from 1-4PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home (171 N. Royal Ave.) in Belgium and Monday at church from 10-11AM. Memorials are suggested to the T-Baum Foundation or the MACC Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com . ... Read More


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Date & Time

Sun, December 15, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Location

Eernisse Funeral Home- Belgium
171 N. Royal Ave.
Belgium, Wisconsin 53004


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Mon, December 16, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Location

Divine Savior Parish- Holy Cross Chapel
5332 Hwy B
Belgium, Wisconsin


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Mon, December 16, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Location

Divine Savior Parish- Holy Cross Chapel
5332 Hwy B
Belgium, Wisconsin


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Brenda Vanderhei- Sears Holdings
Dec 17, 2013

Kevin and family I was saddened to her of your mothers passing. May your fond memories help you through this sad time. You are in my prayers. God bless.

Judy and Gordy Fillar
Dec 17, 2013

Clem and family, We just found out about Gerry today. So sorry to hear this. What a great lady. I enjoyed the many years of cleaning with her at St. Mary's and how she always rewarded us with her homemade treats. I loved... more

Dec 17, 2013
Clem and family, We just found out about Gerry today. So sorry to hear this. What a great lady. I enjoyed the many years of cleaning with her at St. Mary's and how she always rewarded us with her homemade treats. I loved talking with her. She was always so kind. I'll always have fond memories of Gerry.

Judy and Gordy Fillar
Shellie
Dec 16, 2013

Clem and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Gerry very much. She made me feel welcome when Mary Sue and I would come home for the weekend. My memories of your family will be with me always. Gerry was a gentle s... more

Dec 16, 2013
Clem and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Gerry very much. She made me feel welcome when Mary Sue and I would come home for the weekend. My memories of your family will be with me always. Gerry was a gentle soul and I saw the love she had for all of you in her eyes. You were blessed to have her as your Mom. I will miss her homemade bread and her pickles and her gentle voice when she would call me. You are in my prayers.

Shellie
Herman & Donna Lubner
Dec 15, 2013

Clem and family, you have our prayers of sympathy at this time of your loss. May she rest in peace.

Tom Bley
Dec 13, 2013

Her sincerity and kindness were a blessing to all everyone she ever met. As I sit and remember her, I am smiling because she still called me by my nickname 25 years after everyone else stopped. She was always someone ... more

Dec 13, 2013
Her sincerity and kindness were a blessing to all everyone she ever met. As I sit and remember her, I am smiling because she still called me by my nickname 25 years after everyone else stopped. She was always someone I was happy to run into when I was back home. May God's love for all his children give you comfort.

Tom Bley
Bob and Jean Beinemann
Dec 13, 2013

Dear Uncle Clem and Family, Please accept our sympathy on Aunt Gerry's passing. We remember her as a very special, faith-filled, kind and gentle women who greatly loved her family. Her soft voice and laughter, beautif... more

Dec 13, 2013
Dear Uncle Clem and Family, Please accept our sympathy on Aunt Gerry's passing. We remember her as a very special, faith-filled, kind and gentle women who greatly loved her family. Her soft voice and laughter, beautiful smile and twinkling eyes were special attributes she carried. Wishing you peace and special memories during this difficult time. God Bless you and yours.

Bob and Jean Beinemann
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