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BERNADINE JOAN "BERNIE" VOELKNER


1937 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
BERNADINE JOAN "BERNIE" VOELKNER Obituary
CRYSTAL LAKE - Bernadine "Bernie" Joan Voelkner, 76, passed away February 20, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born August 17, 1937 to the late Walter James and Alexandra Gertrude (nee Sojka) Randall in Harvey, IL. At age 18, she married Theodore M. Voelkner in Blue Island, IL. They were residents of Chicago, Glenview, Mt. Prospect, and eventually settled in Crystal Lake. Bernadine was an avid reader and loved to travel, the Caribbean and Italy being her favorites. She was a meticulous gardener and enjoyed summer and the warm months. Bernadine loved her family and made friends wherever she went through her warmth, kindness, and sassy personality. She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Tom) Donis, Algonquin; granddaughter, Gina Donis, Algonquin; brother, James (Pat) Randall, Hobart, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years; her daughter, Cheryle Ann Lydolph; and her sister Evelyn (Lowell) Good. Visitation will be Monday, February 24, from 4-8 with a prayer service at 7pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake, IL. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning from 9 until the funeral service at 10am at Shepherd of the Hills, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL. Burial will immediately follow at Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the in Bernadine's name. Online condolences can be shared at www.davenportfamily.com. For information, call 815-459-3411.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014
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