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Bernice E. Fleischman, nee Ruplinger, 91, of St. Kilian entered into eternal life on April 29th, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born September 6th, 1921 on a farm near St. Kilian, a daughter of Kilian and Mary (German) Ruplinger. On June 21st, 1941, she married Frank Fleischman at St. Kilian Catholic Church. Together they farmed the Fleischman farmstead throughout their lives. She also worked as a nurse's aide at St. Agnes Hospital. Frank preceded her in death on October 6th, 1992.
Bernice was a devout Catholic woman who loved gardening, quilting, baking, and nature, but most of all spending time with her family.
Survivors include 9 children, Mary of Sheboygan, John (Katie), Betty (Dennis) Krueger , Aggie, Louise (Rich) Fahney , Tony (Chris), all of Kewaskum, Albert (Joan) , Norman "Hubie" (Gloria), Angela (Tom) Schickert, all of Campbellsport and son-in-law Ed Preo of Adell, 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Ann (Don) Lichtensteiger and sister-in-laws Ruth Beisbier, Audrey Ruplinger and Edna Ruplinger, her long-time faithful friend Barbara Stoffel, and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter Judy Preo, granddaughter Christa Fleischman, grandson's wife Rhonda Krueger, great grandson Mark Jaeger and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be Thursday May 2nd from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at St. Kilian Catholic Church, N189 County Rd. W, Campbellsport, WI 53010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7:00 PM, immediately after visitation. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate. Burial services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 3rd, at the parish cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Twohig Funeral home in Campbellsport with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohig.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be made in support of Catholic education.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Father Neil Zinthefor, Father Ed Kornath, Dr. Tom Fabricius and staff, the caring staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens, and Grace Hospice.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on May 1, 2013