Paul R. Joerger, 89 of Mendota passed away August 29, 2017 at Heritage Health, Mendota. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:30am in Holy Cross church with Rev. Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota, with Full Military rites by Mendota V.F.W. Post #4079. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 31 in Schwarz Funeral Home from 4-7.

Paul R. Joerger, 89 of Mendota passed away August 29, 2017 at Heritage Health, Mendota. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:30am in Holy Cross church with Rev. Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota, with Full Military rites by Mendota V.F.W. Post #4079. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 31 in Schwarz Funeral Home from 4-7. Paul was born September 10, 1927 in Mendota, Illinois to Lawrence and Julia(Jones) Joerger. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Paul married Margaret M."Marge" Sondgeroth on June 6, 1950 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a brakeman for 35 years, retiring in 1987. Paul was a devoted member of Holy Cross Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include: 5 daughters: Sister Mary Paulette Joerger O.P. of Rantoul, Sister Marian Joseph Joerger O.P. of Marian High School, Chicago Heights, Sister Anne Marie Joerger O.CIST. of Prairie du Sac, Wi., Patricia(John) Sondgeroth of Mendota and Sheila(Martin) Herman of Reynolds; 3 grandchildren: Andy(Jill) Sondgeroth, Katie Sondgeroth and Peter Herman; 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Raymond "Barney"(Kathy) Joerger of Mendota and William(Gloria) Joerger of Mendota;  2 sisters: Sister Mary Dominic O.P. and Sister Mary Concepta O.P. both of Springfield, and sister-in-law: Jean Joerger of Mendota. He was preceded in death by: his wife Marge on 01/02/2006; 1 daughter: Sharon Joerger, 3 brothers: Fr. Leo Joerger, Robert Joerger and Frank Joerger; 1 sister: Dorothy Fane and his parents. Pallbearers will be : Andy Sondgeroth, Peter Herman, Dick Gansemer, Leo Sondgeroth, Patrick Sondgeroth and Leo Joerger. Memorials may be directed to: Valley of Our Lady Monestary, East 1096 Yanke Drive, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578. Online condolences can be left at schwarzfuneral.com.