Julia "Juliette" (Wolinski) BERNING

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BERNING Julia "Juliette" (Wolinski) Julia "Juliette" (Wolinski) Berning, age 73, of Temperance, MI passed away peacefully on May 19, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 19, 1936 in Toledo, OH, to Thaddeus L. and Scholastica J. (Goinski) Wolinski. Julia was a self-employed Professional Registered Parliamentarian. A devoted wife, proud mother of nine, grandmother (Busia) and great-grand-mother (Pra Busia), she was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Temperance, MI and a longtime parishioner of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral for over 31 years. She attended elementary school at the former St. Teresa School. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy High School (SUA), as well as her 3 sisters, her 5 daughters and one of her granddaughters, and is a member of the Alumnae Association having served as its secretary. She had held many volunteer positions at SUA; she had served on the Board of the Mother's Club, including holding the position of president, as well as being an Ursuline Charter Member Associate. She attended the former Mary Manse College and the University of Toledo. As a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, she had taught parliamentary procedure to university classes and organizations in Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, and Ontario, Canada. She had served as Parliamentarian for numerous organizations throughout the United States and Canada. She belonged to the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), Ohio Unit of Registered Parliamentarians, Michigan Unit of Registered Parliamentarians, Ohio Association of Parliamentarians (OAP) serving as corresponding secretary, vice-president and president, Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians (MSAP), the Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit MSAP/NAP and was a charter member of the Maumee Valley Unit OAP/NAP as well as an NAP National Education Foundation lifetime member. She had always fostered Christian values, demonstrated the value of education, and shown the importance of service to others. She was very involved in the Toledo Diocese, Bishop's Annual Appeal, St. Teresa's, St. Martin de Porres, St. Catherine's School, St. Mary's, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Rosary Cathedral School, St. Francis deSales High School, and Central Catholic High School. Several years ago, she fostered the idea to create the Berning Family Scholarship Fund at Rosary Cathedral, again encouraging her children, and anyone else who wants to contribute, to assist others in need to experience a Catholic education. Her family's Christmas traditions were published in Nuptial Nudge: The Marriage Encounter Newsletter of Northwestern Ohio as an example of how family traditions can keep family together. She has also been a leader for the Christian Family Movement (CFM), serving at one time as State co-president. She was a local leader for the former Large Families of America. With the Girl Scouts of America, as a lifetime member, leader, volunteer administrator, and as the parent of five girl scouts, she was the 1994 recipient of the Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council Thanks Badge. Julia was a moderator of several political debates, both televised and non-televised. She had served on numerous political Executive Boards and had been Chairperson of various committees, including president of and editor for the Toledo-Lucas County League of Women Voters and president of the Republican Women's Club of Monroe County. Her entrepreneurial flair was also demonstrated with her successes in Amway Global, which includes the family being featured in a professionally produced marketing training film (Universal Studios/Amway Corporation, Portraits of Success, 1974), which has been translated and shown internationally. She was among the co-founders and leaders of the Women Alive! Coalition and a member of the former Pedante Toastmistress Club of the International Toastmistress Clubs serving as President. Other memberships include: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a charter member, Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio as an affiliate member, Toledo Polish Genealogical Society, US Golf Association, Cleveland Browns' Backers of Northwest Ohio, , National Rifle Association, and the Toledo Zoo. Julia's survivors include her loving husband, Frederick J. Berning, Sr. of over 54 years; her 9 children, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, further listed by family: Audrey (Matthew Matell) Berning-Matell with their children Heather (Aaron) Lauth (daughter Ericka) and Zachary Matell from Toledo, OH; Frederick Berning Jr. (John Giles Jr.) from Orlando, FL; Michael (Linda Parenti) Berning with their sons Alan and Paul from Centerville, OH; Helen (Roger) Davis from Dublin, OH, with children Operations Specialist Petty Officer First Class Robert (Katrina) Davis (parents of: Gregory, Anastasia, Joseph) from Clearwater, FL, Robyn Davis from Nashville, TN, Raymond Davis and Alexandra Davis from Dublin, OH; Diane (Tom) Haupricht from Whitehouse, OH; Dr. Juliette (Daniel) Schaefer from Gahanna, OH; Gregory (Kristi Burton) Berning with children Gregory Jr., Franklin, Thaddeus, Samantha from Toledo, OH; Eric (Jennifer Wolcott) Berning with son Edward from Houston, TX; Louise (Michael) Maxwell with sons Jacob and Joshua from Elk Grove Village, IL. Survived by her sister Dolores Wolinski, predeceased by husband Bud Gilliam with children, John (Lorrie) Gilliam (parents of Angel and Leslie), Ken, David, Michelle (Jeff) Hendricks (parents of Kaitlyn), James, Tim, Mark; and also predeceased by husband George Wirtz; sister Ruth (Bert) Davis with sons Chris (father of Jonathon and Christopher) and Jeff; sister Bernadine Burnham (companion Buddy Kemp) predeceased by husband Ron and son Wayne, with children Dan (Lynn) Burnham (parents of Jessica and Daniel), Annette (Robert) Cusmano (mother of Shannon (Laurence) Range and Christina Tomlinson (mother of Lillian and Steven) and Theresa (Randy) Trussell (mother of Shawn and Matthew). Also survived by sister-in law, Barbara (Retired Brigadier General Robert) Hardy Jr., their sons, Dr. Robert (Dr. Teresa) Hardy, III (parents of Robert and Katherine), and Brian (parent of Brian, Haley, Christina, Jake); sister-in-law Mary (George Bill) Pasch, Mary predeceased by husband Robert Armstrong, surviving children their son Robert (Mary) Armstrong (parents of Hannah, Joel, Caleb), their daughter Marie (Scott) Loar (parents of Noah, Elijah, Micah, Jonah), and Mary also predeceased by husband Gary Garbers, surviving son Erich; sister-in-law Joan Ruby predeceased by husband William Ruby, surviving son William (Tara) Ruby (parents of William) and daughter Rhonda (Paul) Russell (parents of Duncan and Ian) and son Joseph, Joan also predeceased by lifelong friend and companion Michael Dysard; brother-in-law William (Carol) Berning and their children Anthony (Amy) Berning, and Cynthia Berning. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and beloved aunts survive her. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Michael (Maximilian) and Julia (Majewski) Wolinski and Francis S. and Maryanna (Glanz) Goinski. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 3-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 E. Alexis Road. Funeral Services will begin on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Temperance, MI. In lieu of flowers please make charitable donations to: the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart/St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indian Rd., Toledo, OH 43606; Oblates of St. Francis/St. Francis deSales High School, 2323 Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606; Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43610; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI 48182; Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 Detroit Ave., Toledo, OH 43609, and others by choice who are listed above. Please view and share condolences and memories at: www.sujkowski.com
Published in Toledo Blade from May 22 to May 24, 2010
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