February 14, 2022 – Brownsville, WI – Conrad “Connie” Buerger, age 87 years, of Brownsville was called home to be with the Lord on February 13, 2022, at St. Agnes SSM in Fond du Lac surrounded by his loving family.
Connie was born on August 3, 1934, in Campbellsport to Silverious and Olive Buerger (Wondra). He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Audrey J. Beck on April 21, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lomira.
Connie graduated from Lomira High School in 1953, where his passion was baseball and basketball. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Connie was a mason by trade. He and his beloved brother Bill owned and operated Buerger’s Masonry for 20 years. After he retired he went back to his first love, farming with his son, Gary. Connie enjoyed fishing on the pontoon, cribbage, visiting casinos, and spending time with his family. He was a lifelong member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lomira.
Those Connie leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 67 years, Audrey; four children, Holly (Dale) Rose, Cindy (Harry) Baker, Jody (Jim) Hillmann, and Gary (RaeAnn) Buerger;
11 grandchildren, Katie (Chris) Pickhardt, Kristin (Eric) Stortz, Justin Baker, Stacey (Deven) Fink, Tate Hillmann, Breanna Buerger, Bryce Buerger, Brady (Sadie) Buerger, Bennett Buerger, Janna (Ben) Zak, and Justin (Katy) Hillmann;
13 great-grandchildren, Cooper Pickhardt, Julia and Charlie Stortz, Emmett Fink, Hailie, Hazel, and Brayden Buerger, Willow, Clyde, Magnolia, and Felix Zak, and Hazel and Ivy Hillmann;
Five siblings, Mary Ann Betz, LuEllen (Kenny) Reimer, Donna Herman, Mike Buerger, and Dean (Stephanie) Buerger; and sisters-in-law, Jean Buerger and Joan Buerger.
He is further survived by his canine companion, Sassy; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Connie was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe Buerger and Bill Buerger; brothers-in-law, Frannie Herman and Wally Betz; and sister-in-law, Gladys Buerger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 699 Milwaukee St., Lomira, WI, with Reverend Nathaniel Miniatt officiating. Entombment will be at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac following Mass.
No public visitation will be held.
A Celebration of Connie’s life will be held at the Brownsville Community Center, 817 W. Main Street, Brownsville, WI, on Saturday after the entombment. The Community Center will be open at 12:30 p.m.