Wilhelm “Pete” Jerger, 76, of Ferrisburgh


FERRISBURGH — Wilhelm “Pete” Jerger, age 76, of Ferrisburgh, passed away on Dec. 12, 2021, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1945, in Burlington, the son of August and Berta (Schauble) Jerger.

Pete grew up in Ferrisburgh on the family farm with all his brothers and sisters. Pete was the youngest of six children. He graduated from VUHS and attended a trade school in Connecticut. He soon settled back on the family farm and married his sweetheart from Addison, Marjorie Scott.

Wilhelm was known as son, brother, uncle, husband, dad, Pop Pop, Pete, Helmer, and The Old Man. Pete loved the farm and the land he grew up on.  He was proud of his heritage and all of his family. Pete and his entire family farmed from the early 1900s, Pete carried on this legacy and in his later years he worked for several trucking and hauling companies. Pete enjoyed the camp he built with the lumber from the land, and loved being Pop Pop to his granddaughters and great- granddaughter.

Pete loved to tinker. You often could find him in his garage working on his Corvette, three wheelers, and fixing up the old tractors on the farm to drive in the tractor parade in Charlotte. If you stopped by you were treated with jovial conversation and a beer or two for the duration of your visit.

Wilhelm leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Marjorie Jerger; his son Jeffrey Jerger and his wife Pilar; his son Bradley Jerger and his wife Stacy; his daughter Laurie Jerger; and his daughter Cary Davis and her husband Sean; granddaughters Ashley, Albee and Jade; great-granddaughter Peyton; and his sisters Molly Leonard and Suzie Jerger.

He is predeceased by his parents and siblings Alfred, Ruth, and Augie.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 South Maple St., Vergennes, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the  funeral home. A celebration for Pete will be held for family in the spring/summer.

To send online condolences to his family please visit A video of the service will be at the bottom of the obituary for those who can’t attend. ◊

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