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Evelyn Florence Yohnka Berns
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1920
Manteno
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 2008
Clifton
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA

Evelyn Florence Berns, 87, of Chebanse, died Tuesday (March 11, 2008) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton with a 7:30 p.m. parish prayer service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Sts. Mary & Joseph Church in Chebanse. Father Lee Bacchi will officiate.

Burial will be in Sts. Mary & Joseph Cemetery, Chebanse. Memorials may be made to Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member.

Mrs. Berns was a homemaker. She was born June 26, 1920, in Manteno, the daughter of William and Selma Kassman Yohnka. Her husband, William Francis Berns, whom she married Dec. 9, 1939, in Kentland, Ind., died March 14, 1984. She was a member of the CCW at her church and enjoyed embroidery, quilting and baking. She also enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Billie and Fred Koester of Warrenville, Karen and Heinrich Dickhut of Charleston, Tenn., Michele and Russell Dandurand of Clifton; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Robert and Kaylynn Berns of Clifton, Richard Berns of Odell, John and Joyce Berns of Cleveland, Tenn., Jeffrey and Theresa Berns of Bourbonnais; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Norman and Nancy Yohnka of Danforth, Marge Yohnka and Bonita Yohnka, both of Chebanse; and one sister, Donna Saathoff of Bourbonnais.

Deceased are her parents; three brothers and one sister; and one grandchild, Evie Dandurand. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Louis Yohnka (1898 - 1970)
  Selma Julia Kassman Yohnka (1896 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  William Francis Berns (1913 - 1984)*
 
 Children:
  Billie B Berns Koester (1940 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Arthur Yohnka (1918 - 1994)*
  Evelyn Florence Yohnka Berns (1920 - 2008)
  Orvan Kenneth Yohnka (1923 - 2000)*
  Edwin Charles Yohnka (1925 - 2006)*
  Richard W Yohnka (1929 - 2004)*
  Marilyn Ann Yohnka (1932 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Mary and Joseph Cemetery
Chebanse
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: joe harrington
Record added: Nov 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31734129
Evelyn Florence <i>Yohnka</i> Berns
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Evelyn Florence <i>Yohnka</i> Berns
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Evelyn Florence <i>Yohnka</i> Berns
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