Christine Mae Liermann (nee Piper) was born August 19, 1940, in Anson, Maine, and passed away at Lakeshore Manor in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 14, 2022, at the age of 82.
Christine is survived by her son Steven Liermann (Michelle) of Winneconne, Wisconsin, and her daughter Tracy Shilobrit (Mark) of Waukesha, Wisconsin. She is further survived by grandchildren Tynnan “Ty” Liermann (Amanda) of Fond du Lac, Savannah White (Andy) of Oshkosh and Bryce Liermann of Winneconne, as well as great-grandchildren Sterling, Violet and Lillian Liermann of Fond du Lac.
Christine is also survived by siblings Diane Kirouac (Frank) of Harmony, Maine; Lowell Piper (Karen) of Embden, Maine; Shar Piper (George) of Isleboro, Maine; Douglas Piper (Marcia) of San Francisco; and Roland Piper (Cindy) of Corinna, Maine. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews spread across the country.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Gerald “Jerry” Liermann. She was also predeceased by her parents Bion Piper and Florence Piper Brown, her sisters Marion Smith and Laurie Provost and her brother Sherwood Piper, all residing in Maine.
After growing up on the family farm in North Anson, Maine, Christine attended business school in Brunswick, Maine, where she met Jerry on a blind date in 1960. They married in 1961 on the family farm in North Anson, Maine, which was officiated by her brother-in-law, the late Ted Smith. When Jerry left the Navy in 1961, they moved back to his home state of Wisconsin where they lived in West Bend for 5 years before moving to Fond du Lac for the remainder of their life together.
Christine worked as a secretary at Fond du Lac City Hall, mainly in the Public Works Department. She then worked as a legal secretary at Nuss Law Offices and later became a paralegal at Sager & Colwin Law Offices where she focused on probate law, helping many Fond du Lac area families with their wills and estates.
Christine was very intelligent, organized and detail-oriented, which enabled her to develop expertise in law, IT, investment strategy and many other subjects that interested her. Her creative side manifested itself in her ability to expertly sew, quilt and embroider, and her family will cherish the many quilts she created for our homes.
Over the years, she enjoyed water aerobics, golfing, bowling and gardening. She was quick to laugh and easy to love. She adored books and music. She was also the person everyone relied upon to help solve problems when life got complicated. No matter what was going wrong, you could depend upon Christine to spring into action and help.
We will miss her always, but we are comforted that she is now reunited with Jerry in heaven.