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Bernice Habeck (1924 - 2014)

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Bernice E. Habeck

Bernice Edna Habeck, 90, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation - Colonial Manor under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born on March 21, 1924, to Wilhelm and Anna Ruenger in the town of Hewitt. Bernice was a life-long resident of the area living in the towns of Hewitt and Rib Mountain. She married Leo Habeck on May 16, 1942 in Wausau.

Bernice loved her family very much and was a homemaker, raising her children and taking care of her family. After her children had grown she worked at Chet's Valley Inn, retiring in 1985. She enjoyed being outside gardening or going for a walk. She was also an animal lover, especially feeding and watching the birds. Bernice could dance and would dance polkas whenever she had the chance. She liked to work crossword and jigsaw puzzles in her free time.

Bernice is survived by her children, Paul (Darlene) Habeck of Weston, Larry (Joyce) Habeck, Doreen Pergalski, and Joyce (Albert) Zastrow, all of Wausau; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gertie Juedes of Wausau, Delores Wilde of Appleton, and Victoria Gierszewski of Wausau; and sisters-in-law, Irene Ruenger, Lynn Ruenger, and Marge Ruenger, all of Wausau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilhelm and Anna; brothers, William, Raymond, and Vernon Ruenger; sisters, Florina (Loinal) Wicsenick and Loretta (Bill) Wicsenick; and son-in-law, James Pergalski.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, with Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers of First Presbyterian Church, Wausau, officiating. Family and friends may call beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on May 29, 2014
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