Adelgunde Sindermann, 86 of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center of Johnson Creek.
Adel was born on May 8, 1933 in Germany, the daughter of Christoph and Ida (Buss) Perschke. The family boarded the Hershey Ship when Adel was 18 and moved to the Lake Mills, WI area. Adel worked for her passage in the kitchen, dancing while others were seasick. Upon arriving in Lake Mills, Adel met Franz Sindermann and the two were married on October 10, 1953 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. The couple had 4 children and enjoyed 47 years of marriage, until his death in the year 2000. Adel crocheted and gave away her coveted slippers, afghans and scarves to family and friends. She was an excellent cook, serving 2-3 meats at dinners, homemade chicken soup & dumplings, doughnuts and kuchen. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens. She treasured her family and each grandchild thought they were the most special. Oma reminded all of us to “shtick together like glue”. Adel made people feel special, making friends feel like family. She was “Oma” to many – a title she wore proudly. Adelgunde, Gundel, Adel,“Oma” and “great-Oma” was a feisty, tough cookie who will be dearly missed.
She is survived by: her children Willi (Gudrun) Sindermann of Deerfield, Richard Sindermann of Jefferson, Barbara (Kenneth) Frank of Jefferson, and Robert (Yvonne) Sindermann of McFarland; 7 grandchildren Paul, Adam, Bonnie, Nicole, Erin (Aaron), Lindsay (Derek), and Shannon; 4 great-grandchildren Adel, Callen, Emery, and baby-boy Kramer on the way; and tante Guste Buss of Ontario, Canada. Adel is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Victor, Gustav, and Ewald, and a sister Ingrid.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson with Rev. Matt Krenke presiding. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00PM until the time of service at the church. Adel will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery of Jefferson following the funeral service.
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