Bernice Bierstedt, age 96, of Gaylord passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral Service will be Sunday, August 4, 2019, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 4, 2019, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Bernice Amelia Bierstedt was born on October 24, 1922, in Winthrop, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herman and Martha (Witt) Schultz. Bernice was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education at a rural country school near Winthrop through the sixth grade.
On March 28, 1946, Bernice was united in marriage to Harold Bierstedt at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Parsonage in New Auburn. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Sibley Township on the Bierstedt family farm. This union was blessed with two daughters. She was a loving mother and homemaker. In 1979 they moved into Gaylord. Bernice and Harold shared 59 years of marriage when Harold passed away on December 7, 2005.
Bernice was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord and a member of the Ladies Aid.
Bernice enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, sewing, and embroidering. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Bernice became a resident of Heritage House and later Oak Terrace Health Care Center on October 16, 2007, and passed away there on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the age of 96 years. Blessed be her memory.
Bernice is survived by her:
Daughters, Kathy Hahn of St. Peter, MN, and
Joyce Black of Thief River Falls, MN;
Grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Black, David (Billie) Hahn, Amanda (Kenny) Fuller and Jenny (Kramer) Hanson;
11 Great Grandchildren, Caleb Fuller, Ava Hahn Glory Fuller, Olivia Hahn, Gretchen Hahn, Moriah Fuller, Peyton Black, Harry Fuller, Ella Hahn, Ruby Fuller, and Javen Fuller;
Sisters, Inez Alsleben of Glencoe, MN, and Adeline Litzau of Glencoe, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Della Schultz of Glencoe, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bernice was preceded in death by her Parents, Herman and Martha Schultz; Husband, Harold Bierstedt; Son-In-Law, Larry Hahn; Sisters, Alpha and Olivia; Brothers, Benny, Clarence, Leonard, Vernon and Ralph.