Berniece Ann Whitaker, age 91, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment at a later date.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9:00-11:00 A.M., two hours prior the service at the chapel.
Berniece Ann (Trigg) Whitaker was born on February 4, 1928, in Colman, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Lenzy and Anna (Bruns) Trigg.
On April 29, 1955, Berniece was united in marriage to Larry Whitaker at the Presbyterian Church in Holland, Minnesota. They made their home in Pipestone, Holland, Milaca, Le Sueur, Glencoe and Norwood Young America, Minnesota. Berniece and Larry’s life was blessed with five children, Larry, Garry, Terry, Donald and Steve. Berniece and Larry shared over 63 years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Berniece and Larry owned and operated a bakery in Le Sueur and Norwood until 1990 when she retired. She also helped her husband on their farm. Berniece was a member of Church in the Maples/United Methodist Church in Norwood Young America, where she volunteered for the flower sale and food shelf.
Berniece enjoyed baking, playing cards, canning, sewing, knitting, gardening and flowers. She loved to go fishing and watch the Minnesota Twins. Berniece treasured her family and the time spent with her family and friends.
Berniece passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington, Minnesota, at the age of 91 years and 22 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Berniece is survived by her:
Husband, Larry Whitaker;
Children, Larry Whitaker and his wife, Dawn,
Terry Reinitz and her husband, Robert,
Donald Whitaker and his wife, Lisa;
8 Grandchildren, Aaron Whitaker and his wife, Meranda, Jason Reinitz and his wife, Jami, Jeremy Reinitz and his wife,
Summer, Jerad Reinitz, Samantha Shefveland and her husband, Chad, Derek Whitaker and his wife, Kayla,
David Whitaker and his wife, Olivia, Daniel Whitaker;
12 Great Grandchildren;
Sisters, Marian Trigg,
Brother, Bob Trigg and his wife, Lorraine;
Sisters-In-Law, Phyllis Trigg,
Nephews, Nieces, Other relatives and many friends.
Berniece is preceded in death by her Parents, Lenzy and Anna Trigg; Son, Steve Whitaker; Sibilings, Earl Trigg, Ray Trigg, Leonard Trigg; Brother-In-Law, Ernie Meyer; Sister-In-Law, Donna Trigg.