Ginny Berkley was reunited with her soul mate and husband of over fifty years on Valentine's Day, 2014, when she passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Ginny was born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 3, 1925, to Bert C. and Mae (Barnum) Ranz. She married Wayne Berkley on June 24, 1950. They lived in several places in WI before settling down in Appleton ~1958. Ginny worked at Tel Sec for 25 years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a friend to many who will remember her as a sweet and caring person. She enjoyed baking and was fondly known by many residents at The Heritage as “the cookie lady.”
She is survived by her three children: Gary (Carol) Berkley, Sussex, WI; Diane (Steve) Streck, Fitchburg, WI; and Jeff (Shirley) Berkley, Weston, WI; five grandchildren: Nicole (Nathan) Danielson, Erin Berkley, Jamie Berkley, Anessa (Curtis) Laffin, and Philip Berkley; and three great-grandchildren: Ethan Berkley and Brooke and Whitney Danielson. Ginny was preceded in death by Wayne; her parents; and her siblings: Margorie (George) Daly, Dorothy (Joe) Neal, and Bert W. Ranz. Ginny and Wayne had many special companions during their lives together including Scamper, Duke, Lil Bit, Spot and Taffy.
A celebration of Ginny's life will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha, with a reception following. Ginny will be laid to rest alongside Wayne at Highland Memorial Park.
Condolences may be offered online at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Ginny's name to the Fox Valley Humane Association, N115 Two Mile Rd., Appleton, WI 54914.
“Take your angel with you.”