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Bernice Kalinowski, 84

Bernice M. Kalinowski, age 84, of Watertown, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009.

She was born Feb. 3, 1925, to Baultis and Eleanor (Schoen) Ackerman in Watkins, MN.

Bernice was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; and siblings Baultis “Swede” Ackerman, Laura Schloeder, and Barbara “Bobby” Sikkila.

Bernice is survived by her children and their spouses: Lana and Frank DeMars, Steve and Sandra Kalinowski, Bob and Victoria Kalinowski, Debbie and Daniel Theis, John and Lori Kalinowski, Bill and Susan Kalinowski, and Jim and Renee Kalinowski; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and siblings and spouses Janice “Blondie” and Claude Mohs, Dorothy and Bud Adolph, Michael and Mary Ackerman.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Dec. 30 at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano with the Rev. Thomas Balluff officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.