Phyllis E. Gerry-Zweifel

New Glarus, WI/Phyllis E. Gerry-Zweifel, age 97, of New Glarus passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the New Glarus Home.

She was born on October 21, 1916 to her parents Chris and Ella (Severson) Wahl in the Town of York, rural Blanchardville, WI. Phyllis graduated from Blanchardville High School in 1934. She was then united in marriage to Harold Gerry in 1935, following Harold's passing in 1975 Phyllis married Lawrence Zweifel on October 17, 1981. Phyllis worked at the New Glarus Home for nearly sixteen years. She was a member of the New Glarus Bible Church.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters Jerelyn (John) Wendler of Monticello, WI and Barbara (Roger) Finke of Verona, WI, a step-son Dennis (Linda) Zweifel of St. Petersburg, FL, a step-daughter Linda (Tom) Wagner of North St. Paul, MN, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Harold Gerry in 1975 and Lawrence Zweifel in 1998, sisters Esther Freitag and Mary Gilbertson, and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the New Glarus Bible Church, 207 Sixth St., New Glarus, WI with Pastor Tom Schubring officiating with burial in the Swiss Church Cemetery, New Glarus, WI.

Relatives and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the New Glarus Bible Church.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is serving the family.

Memorials are suggested to the Monroe Clinic Hospice.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at

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