Bernita Burns Raus, age 100, of North Riverside, formerly of Park Ridge and Beloit, WI passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, having lived happily and treated very well by the staff at the Scottish Home for the last 13 years; beloved wife of the late Kenneth; loving mother of Marti (Brad) Perrigo and Molly (Rich) DiBernardo; cherished grandmother of Tim (Keri) Perrigo, Chris (Angella) Perrigo, Julie (Dan) Bunnell, Jessica (Craig) Root; and great-grandmother of Katie, John, Natalie and Noah Perrigo and Gavin and Hudson Bunnell; dear sister of the late Frances Bums. Bernita is also survived by her many dear friends at the Scottish Home. She attended St. Mary's in South Bend, IN, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree, Member of the Tri Delta Society, Northwest Pan Hellenic Society, Catholic Women's Club and daily morning church attendee at St. Paul of the Cross Church in Park Ridge, an avid reader and most of all, extremely proud of her daughters and family. Memorial Service Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. at the Scottish Home, 2800 S. DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery, Beloit, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Scottish. Home in Bemita's name would be appreciated. Arrangements by: Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home , 2447 S. DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside. Info: (708) 447-2500 or

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 1, 2012