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Hermina M. (Beursken) Von Kaenel(1932-2013)

ELYRIA - Hermina M. Von Kaenel (nee Beursken), age 81 and a resident of Elyria, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Southpointe Hospital after a seven month illness.
She was born in Vermilion, August 25, 1932, to the late John and Margaret (nee Beetler) Beursken. Hermina was a 1950 graduate of Vermilion High School and a 1953 Graduate of M.B. Johnson School of Nursing at the former Elyria Memorial Hospital. Hermina was a registered nurse at Amherst Hospital during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Later, Hermina was a nurse for Dr. Brandon's medical practice in Amherst, working there until 1984 when she became employed at Dr. Mark Wagner's practice in Amherst. She retired from Dr. Wagner's practice in 1993.
Hermina was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst, where she sang in the Resurrection Choir and she was a former member of the Ohio Osteopathic Medical Assistants.
During the 1980s, Hermina became of Big Sister sponsored by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lorain County. She enjoyed sewing and crafts. Most of all, Hermina loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son Dr. Joseph A. (Michelle) Von Kaenel of Vermilion; daughter Kathleen (David) Mayne of Amherst; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Kelsey Mayne, Christian and Noah Von Kaenel; sister Betty Eppler of California; three brothers, Jim (Dori) Beursken of California, Jack (Donna) Beursken of Willard, and William (Fran) Beursken of Florida.
In addition to her parents, Hermina was preceded in death by her husband George F. Von Kaenel (1984) and daughter Marsha Von Kaenel (1985).
There will be a memorial mass 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst. Family will receive friends at church one hour prior to the mass.
Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, and Andras Crematory & Funeral Home Alternatives, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral Home

Garland-Misencik Funeral Home & Crematory Service - Amherst
851 Park Avenue  Amherst, OH 44001
440-988-4124
Published in The Morning Journal on Sept. 14, 2013
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