October 27, 1920 – February 25, 2012
BERNICE M. KIRSCH,
91, Gillett, passed away Saturday morning, February 25, 2012 at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls.
Bernice was born October 27, 1920 at home to the late Louis and Clara (Wollert) Blank.
On April 11, 1942, Bernice married Paul Kirsch at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kekoskee. Together, they farmed in the Town of Gillett for many years. Paul preceded her in death May 9, 1994.
Bernice was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett. She enjoyed cooking, baking, embroidering, and quilting. She also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds.
Bernice is survived by her four children and their spouses Judith (Eugene) George, Cottage Grove; Lloyd (Gail), Diana (Charles) Rueckert, all of Gillett; Donna (Jeffrey) Prange, Cecil; seven grandchildren Lisa (Eric “Rick”) Brown, Sun Prairie; Christopher (Jaime) George, Madison; Holly (Jason) Hintz, Green Bay; Brooke (Matt) Schaal, Gillett; Tricia Milis, (special Friend Jay) Krakow; Jill (Travis) Stangel, Shawano; Chad Kirsch, Gillett; ten great grandchildren; two sisters Violet Tudor, Gillett; Shirley Castelein, Holt, MI; one sister-in-law Ella Rasmussen, Watertown; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bernice was also preceded in death by one son Leonard, four brothers and one sister.
Family and friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, (TODAY) at the Kuehl Funeral Home 108 E. Main St. Gillett 920-855-2144 and then on Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St. Gillett from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, with the Rev. Harvey H. Jeffers officiating. Interment in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.
Please visit www.kuehlfuneralhome.com where you may write messages of condolence in the guest book if you would like.
A memorial fund is established and will be designated at a later date.
Bernice’s family would like to thank Chad for all his care and concern which allowed Bernice to reside in her own home up until the time of her death. Also thank you to Roger and Marion Erickson and all the other neighbors for their friendship and support.