Ella Berger


Ella Berger age 99 of Henderson passed away January 2, 2019 at the Ridgeview
Health Center in LeSueur. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Henderson on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11 a.m . Visitation is from 9
to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Thomas Church Cemetery in
Jessenland following the lunch.. Ella was born on July 11, 1919 in Faxon township
to Frank and Patricia (Bea) Kelly Bigaouette. She attended Sister School in Belle
Plaine through 8th grade and graduated from Belle Plaine High School. On January
3, 1942 she married Art Berger at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Henderson. The
couple farmed In Jessenland Township for sixty years. Ella loved working on the
farm with Art. She was active and a willing worker for the church at St. Thomas
Jessenland, especially if sewing was needed. She was an excellent seamstress,
making many things for her nieces and nephews. On Art's passing in 2002, she
moved to Henderson, but her heart stayed on the farm. As her health declined
she moved to the nursing home in LeSueur. Preceded in death by parents,
husband Art, sister LaRene Kehoe, brothers Bud and Pat Bigaouette, brother-in-
laws Cecil Kehoe and Jim Kolter, nephew Mike Kehoe, great nephews Ryan and
Brendan Kroehler. Survived by brother Bob (Sylvia) Bigaouette, sister Mary Kolter,
sister-in-law Ann Bigaouette, many nieces and nephews, grand and great grand
nieces and nephews. The family wants to thank the Ridgeview Nursing Home
staff for their love, care and kindness.


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