Beverly J. Berger, age 84 of Markesan and formerly of Ripon, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Markesan Resident Home.

Beverly J. Berger

Beverly was born in Ripon on February 3, 1937, the daughter of Herbert and Mildred (Thiel) Thiem. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Ripon. She graduated from Ripon High School before attending Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, where she obtained her teaching degree in 1958. On September 5, 1964, she was united in marriage to her husband, Kenneth Berger, with whom she spent 42 years married to until his death on May 8, 2007. She taught in various different schools and spent many years as a substitute teacher in Green Lake and Princeton. Beverly enjoyed traveling, and could often be found reading and spending time in the outdoors. She always had time for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and truly loved and cherished them with all of her heart.

Beverly is survived by her children, Cindy (Randy Waterworth) Berger of Randolph, and Alan (Jaelynn) Berger of Ripon; grandchildren, Ryan (Amber) Wyskochil, Cody Berger, Krista (Jodica) Rupp, Alyssa (Josh) Lanaghan, Alecia (Willie Brisky) Berger; great-grandchildren, Kierra and Parker Rupp, Caden and Carter Wyskochil, and Blayne Brisky; step-great-grandchildren, Dakota and McKenna Rupp, and Jack Brisky; sisters-in-law, Sandy and Arlene Thiem; and further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; brothers, Herbie and Donald Thiem; and other relatives.

In honoring her wishes, private family services for Beverly will be held.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services. 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at

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