Bernice M. Schmidt
1924 - 2021
BORN
1924
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Reyers North Valley Chapel
2815 Fuller Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
Schmidt, Bernice M. 5/6/1924 - 9/13/2021 Bernice May Schmidt, age 97, passed away peacefully September 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Ben & Susie Sorenson, five brothers, two sisters, and her beloved husband Roderick ("Right, Rod?", "I've been right for 60 years, Bernice."). Bernice is survived by her children Charlie, Jim & Beverly, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bernice contributed to the WWII war effort while working at Haskelite which manufactured materials for tanks and combat ships. This is where she met her future husband, Rod. Bernice was a fun-loving, caring, eccentric and highly social personality. She loved to talk and never hesitated to engage total strangers in conversation. Together, Bernice and Rod, enjoyed dancing and socializing at the VFW and American Legion Boat and Canoe Club, and repeatedly won first prize for their highly creative Halloween costumes. Visitation for Bernice will be held on Monday September 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel where a funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be to the right of Rod at Fairplains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Bernice may be made to the American Legion Post 2; 401 N Park St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Published by Grand Rapids Press from Sep. 14 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Sep
20
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Reyers North Valley Chapel
2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI
Sep
20
Funeral service
12:00p.m.
Reyers North Valley Chapel
2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI
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We are saddened to hear about Bernice . Such a wonderful person and friend to our Mother for many years until her passing in April of this year She was a dear friend who always managed home visit arranging rides to do so . Bernice is the last of their card club . We have fond memories of their group . Prayers to you Charlie , Beverly and Jimmy
Shirley Olszewski Family
September 19, 2021
An amazing woman, Bernice was! I always enjoyed our conversations at both The Creston VFW Post and The Boat and Canoe American Legion Club. May you Rest in Peace with your husband Rod; right Rod?
Mike Kloet
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September 16, 2021
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