(nee Toensing) Age 100 ~ Of St. Paul Bernice died peacefully with grace and dignity in her home at Boutwells Landing. She was preceded in death by husband, Arnold; 6 brothers, Berthold, Alwin, Ronald "Oney", Carl, Werner "Beaner", Edgar; and very special friend, Elmer Klemm. Bernice was greatly loved and will be missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. She was an inspiration and role model for all who knew her. She always had a smile on her face, a sparkle in her eyes, a quick wit, and positive comments. She loved to travel, shop for clothes, and visit with her extended family. The celebration of her 100th birthday was a highlight of her life, and was attended by more than 200 family members and friends. Memorial service and celebration of Bernice's life will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3770 Bellaire Ave, WBL. Visitation 1 hour before service at church. Memorials to: Concordia University Westlund Endowment, Concordia University, 275 Syndicate St., St. Paul, MN 55104. www.honsafamilyfuneral.com 651-429-6172
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Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 12, 2012