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Bernice Euerle, 80

Bernice Euerle, age 80, of Delano, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Bernice was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Litchfield, the daughter of Henry and Alma (Radunz) Groskreutz. She attended country school and then attended and graduated from Litchfield High School.

She was employed by the hospital in Litchfield.

Bernice married Orville Euerle in St. Mathew’s Church in Forest City, July 8, 1950. They moved to Delano, and while living there, were blessed with six children. Bernice and Orville enjoyed 60 beautiful years of marriage.

They were members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Delano, where Bernice was active in Sunday school and organized Bible school.

She was also a member and past president of the Delano Legion Auxiliary.

Bernice loved gardening flowers, canning, sewing, painting, playing cards, knitting and crocheting. She was very creative and artistic.

Bernice and Orville also enjoyed traveling after retirement.

Bernice was an artist, known for oil painting and making greeting cards for family and friends. She brought joy to many people through her paintings.

She loved her family – children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed having them all home for special occasions.

Bernice will be greatly missed by her family, and also by her friends and all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Brenda (Dan) Gardner of Belle Plaine, Deb (Dennis) Wehle of New Prague, Dan (Vicki) Euerle of Motley, Charles (Patti) Euerle of Delano, and Scott (Missy) Euerle of Buffalo; grandchildren and spouses; Kim (Ron) Mayerhofer, Tom (Amy) Gardner, Kristin Gardner, McKenzie (Donny) Zitur, Katie Euerle, Kodie Euerle, Hannah Euerle, and Alex Euerle; great-grandchildren Hunter Zitur, Elizabeth Gardner, Ethan Mayerhofer, and Sophia Gardner; a sister, Ethel; and many nieces and nephews.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; a daughter, Betty Jo; a daughter-in-law Julie Euerle; and siblings Jeanette Hurley, Clarence Groskreutz, and Arnold Groskreutz.

Funeral services took place Friday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Delano.

Visitation was Thursday evening, Dec. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and continued Friday for one hour prior to the services in the church.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.