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Michael F. Bernsen

1944 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Michael Francis Bernsen, 69, Sullivan, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Washington.

Michael, son of the late Maurice Bernsen and wife Florence, nee Boro, was born March 9, 1944, in St. Louis.

Michael was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Bernsen; parents, Maurice and Florence Bernsen; and one brother-in-law, Tom Elstran.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bernsen, nee Hildebrandt, Sullivan; three daughters, Jeanette Schriever, Kimberly Mayer, and Jennifer Bernsen-Cullen and husband Chris; two sisters, Deborah Woods and husband Richard, and Maureen Elstran; six grandchildren, Luke Mayer, Clayton Mayer, Douglas Schriever, Natalie Schriever, Nathaniel Schriever and Landon Cullen; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Sullivan, with the Rev. Paul Telken officiating.

As per Michael's wish, his body was cremated.

Memorials may be given to a charity of donor's choice.

To send condolences to the family, visit

The Bernsen family was served by Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Published in The Missourian on Feb. 1, 2014
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