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.Bernice M. Blank Kirsch.

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. February 26, February 27, 2012  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

Visit Guest Book Bernice M. Kirsch, 91, Gillett, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. Bernice was born Oct. 27, 1920, at home to the late Louis and Clara (Wollert) Blank.

On April 11, 1942, Bernice married Paul Kirsch at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kekoskee. Together they farmed in the town of Gillett for many years. Paul preceded her in death May 9, 1994.

Bernice was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Gillett. She enjoyed cooking, baking, embroidering, and quilting. She also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds.

Bernice is survived by her four children and their spouses, Judith (Eugene) George, Cottage Grove; Lloyd (Gail), Diana (Charles) Rueckert, all of Gillett; Donna (Jeffrey) Prange, Cecil; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Eric "Rick") Brown, Sun Prairie; Christopher (Jaime) George, Madison; Holly (Jason) Hintz, Green Bay; Brooke (Matt) Schaal, Gillett; Tricia Milis, (special friend, Jay) Krakow; Jill (Travis) Stangel, Shawano; Chad Kirsch, Gillett; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Violet Tudor, Gillett; Shirley Castelein, Holt, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Ella Rasmussen, Watertown; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bernice was also preceded in death by one son, Leonard; four brothers and one sister.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (TODAY) at the Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E. Main St., Gillett, 920-855-2144, and then on Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Gillett, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Harvey H. Jeffers officiating. Interment in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.

Please visit where you may write messages of condolence in the guest book if you would like.

A memorial fund is established and will be designated at a later date.

Bernice's family would like to thank Chad for all his care and concern which allowed Bernice to reside in her own home up until the time of her death. Also, thank you to Roger and Marion Erickson and all the other neighbors for their friendship and support.