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“Russ and Family, I'm so terribly sorry to learn the news about the loss of Jean. She was an absolute joy to meet and to get to know. I'm incredibly...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kym Diedrick, RN - Appleton, WI

“Thoughts and prayers to your family.She will be missed.DICK and Pat Haase ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Haase - Hortonville, WI

“OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THISDIFFICULT TIME.JIM AND BETTY LOCY ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Zeegers family ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Strike - Adairsville, GA

“My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jean. I was lucky enough to have worked with Jean and she truly was an inspiration!! May her...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences. Thinking of everyone during this time.Debbie Zeegers ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Zeegers - Madison, WI

“Our thoughts and prayers Russ at this most difficult time. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: paul and cheryl zeegers - madison, WI

“Russ -- I am sorry to read of your loss. May the peace of Christ comfort you as you cherish your memories of Jean.Ann Pierre ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Pierre - Hortonville, WI

“Russ - I had the pleasure of meeting Jean several years ago. She was a very wonderful lady, wife and mother. You're fortunate to have had her in your...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Heaven has gained an angel with the passing of Jean. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends. May the happy memories of Jean...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Sunstrom - Appleton, WI


Jean Berggren, 66, Hortonville, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, March 31, 2018. And left COPD behind. She was born on Dec. 10, 1951 in Appleton to the late Joseph and Elaine (Gosz) Zeegers. Jean married Russ Berggren in 1977, and they shared over 41 years together. Jean worked many years in the banking, paper and insurance industries, temporarily interrupting her career to raise her children. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of plants, flowers, birds and wildlife which she viewed from her back porch at home. She had a green thumb and enjoyed cooking, canning and freezing the produce harvested from their garden. She valued the importance of a regular family dinner. She was a progressive thinker and was well-informed on current events. She took a common sense view on all issues. Jean was a very knowledgeable sports fan, particularly enjoying football, basketball and baseball. She was a lifetime reader and had ceramics and cross stitch as hobbies for many years. Jean enjoyed wintering in Florida and volunteering as a tutor at Hortonville Elementary School. She liked meeting, knowing, and listening to people. Jean and Russ were early members of Christus Lutheran church, and she served on the Church council. She will be greatly missed by her husband Russ, their children Scott (Kim) and Jane, and grandchildren Weston & Layken. She is survived by her siblings: Robert, Christine (Leon) Schabow, Kathy (Charles) Spoehr, Jeff, Nancy (Cyril) Wimberger, Paula Mueller, Matthew (Ann) and Andrew (Shelley). Jean is also survived by Russ’ brothers Paul (Judy) and John (Mickie), and sister Camille (Mike) Wehner. And special friends Rich and Colette Rohm and Sandra Claussen, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to her parents and Russ’ parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister Linda (Tom) Hurley and brother Mark (Tina). The memorial service for Jean will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 6, 2018 at CHRISTUS LUTHERAN CHURCH (N1915 Julius Drive, Greenville) with Rev. Jennifer Christenson officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to the Larsen-Winchester Lions Club and its remarkable medical equipment program.