Among the flowers of heaven, and walking with the Lord, you will find our dear mother, Bernice Rose Strozinski. She was received into her eternal home on June 16, 2014, at Acorn Hills Senior Living Community in Mosinee, surrounded by her children.
Bernice was born March 23, 1920, in Mosinee, daughter of the late John and Anna (Franc) Klinger. On September 9, 1939, she married Edward Strozinski at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. Married for 71 years, he preceded her in death March 1, 2010.
Bernice was a homemaker, and worked beside her husband on a farm in Rocky Ridge. There she delighted in her flowers and vegetable gardens, grown around her home, the barn and even her mailbox. She enjoyed cooking and baking delicious meals, taking pride in her Polish foods, and homemade bread and desserts (there were always cookies in the cookie jar), and relishing in her entertainment skills. Playing sheepshead cards with relatives and friends was a treasured past time, along with listening and dancing to polka music, and watching the birds from her window.
Besides working hard on the farm and raising a family, Bernice worked at Rondeau's cheese house in Mosinee, various ginseng gardens in the area, and in her later years provided child care for her neighbors. She was and still is a "Grandma" to them. In their years of retirement, Bernice and Ed traveled to Europe, Canada, and many parts of the United States with close friends and relatives.
Bernice was a member of the Homemaker's Club in Rocky Ride, and a member of the Western Fraternal Life Insurance Branch 144 for more than 50 years. Bernice and her husband were active members of St. Paul's parish. She was a member of St. Anne's Circle. They raised their children with faith, devotion and love of the Lord. Her family was her heart and soul and she was our beacon light.
Surviors are her three children, Marie (Leonard) Kaczmarzyk, Hortonville, Patricia (William) Loy, Wausau, and Leonard (Diane) Strozinski, Portage; eight Grandchildren, Michael (Cheryl) Kaczmarzyk, Brenda (Tom) Leigh, John (Wendy) Loy, Jennifer (Dale) Eaton, Jeremy (Lori) Loy, Joshua (Katrina) Loy, Neil (Katherine) Strozinski, and Sarah Strozinski, and friend Pete. Bernice has fifteen Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Elizabeth (Andrew) Hromek; and two sisters-in-law, Carol (Edward) Klinger, and Elsie (Irv) Feit; and many nieces and nephews. Bernice was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and one Great Grandchild.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Donald Przybylski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mosinee. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee.
The family extends their gratitude to the staff at Acorn Hills for their love, compassion and dedicated service and care of our mother. We also thank Interim Healthcare for assisting to our mother's needs with dignity and respect in the last weeks of her life.
Beste Funeral Home
611 3Rd St Mosinee, WI 54455
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on June 18, 2014