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Bernice Titrud

Bernice Titrud, age 85, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Howard Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.

She was born June 16, 1923, to Herman and Elsie Warnke, and was raised in Howard Lake.

Bernice married Howard Titrud Oct. 12, 1946. The couple lived in Green Bay, Wis. for 30 years, from 1958-1988. Howard preceded Bernice in death three years ago, following a marriage of 58 years.

A memorial service for Bernice and Howard, who was raised on the family farm in Stockholm, is planned for Saturday, Sept. 27 at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato, starting at 2 p.m. The family welcomes anyone wishing to attend, and will be available for visitation before the service and after, when refreshments will be served. Bernice will be buried next to Howard at the Stockholm Church cemetery.

In addition to being an active member of the local chapter of the Christian Women’s Club, Bernice enjoyed cooking favorite family recipes for her family and friends. She and Howard shared a love of travel and they led their family on visits to most all of the United States as well as several trips to Europe.

In addition to her husband, Bernice was also preceded in death by her dear sister, Luella Oestreich; and by her brother-in-law and his wife, Orville and Helen Titrud.

Bernice is survived by her children and spouses, Jeffrey and Elisabeth Titrud of Montgomery Ala., Blake and Jennifer Titrud of Fairfield Conn., and Tracy and Bob Williams of Clermont, Fla.; five grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Romeo Oestreich; and brother and sister-in-law Orville and Pearl Warnke, all of Howard Lake.

Among old pictures left for her children, Bernice left a note to Howard, telling him, “I love you and hope we can run this race on earth in harmony and love toward each other.” They did finish that long race together and have received the reward promised by their Savior.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Lowther Funeral Home of Vero Beach, Fla. provided arrangements.