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Bernadette M. Lauer, 80

Bernadette M. Lauer, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life was at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.

Burial was in the parish cemetery. Friends called after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements were by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany.

Bernadette was born Feb. 8, 1930 in Freeport to Ferdinand and Catherine (Kerfeld) Meyer. She grew up in Freeport.

She graduated from Cathedral High School and later completed two years of nurses training.

She lived in Howard Lake from 1959 until 1985 when she moved to Waverly. In 2008, she moved to St. Cloud.

Bernadette was an LPN at St. Mary’s nursing home in Winsted for many years.

She will be fondly remembered for her great home cooking, especially pies and cookies and her skill with any wild game cuisine. Her love of gardening has been passed on to her children.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, where she had been very active over the years. She was known as a caregiver to all.

Bernadette is survived by her children, Deborah (Jim Hunt) Lauer, Mahtomedi; Douglas (Carol) Lauer, St. Paul, Mark (Mary) Lauer, St. Paul; Joan (Tim) Golden, Mequon, WI; Chris (Anissa) Lauer, Viking; daughter-in-law, Deborah Lauer, Annandale; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, William; and her brothers and sisters, Loretta Kollman, Joe Meyer, Margaret Lauer, Evelyn Rademacher, Al Meyer, Marie Moscho, and Sr. Mary Jude Meyer, OSB.