Died: 10 March 2014
Gerner, Sylvia Irene passed away on 10 March 2014 at her home. She was married to Willard Edwin Gerner who passed away in 2007. She is survived by their five children: Jerold E (Donna) Gerner of Poughkeepsie, New York, Eugene W (Sandra) Gerner of Tucson, Arizona, Donna M (Donald) Damrow of Juneau, Wisconsin, Phyllis A (Patrick) Agnew of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and Jeffrey B (Monica) Gerner of Ft Atkinson, Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and two sisters.
The family farmed in the West Bend area until 1955 when they moved to the Town of Oakland outside of Ft Atkinson and continued farming. They owned a large registered Milking Shorthorn Herd and exhibited their show cattle throughout the years in many different states. They retired from dairy farming but continued to grain farm in partnership with their son, Jeffrey for several years. Sylvia was a member of the Farm Bureau, State and National Milking Shorthorn Association, PDCA and Christian Women’s Association.
Sylvia is listed on pages 304 and 305 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.