Jun. 5, 2005 Herscher Kankakee County Illinois, USA
Patricia "Pat" M. Berns, 72, of Herscher, died Sunday (June 5, 2005) at her home, after an extended illness. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Goodrich, where she was a member. Rev. Ronald Hart will officiate.
Burial will be in Sts. Mary and Joseph Cemetery, Chebanse. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mrs. Berns had worked at Kmart. She was born April 23, 1933, in Irwin, the daughter of John Emmett and Madeline Dion Sullivan. She was a former 4-H leader for the Herscher Pals and enjoyed crafts and sewing.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond Berns, whom she married Feb. 23, 1952 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Rhonda Berns, Andrew and Tammy Berns, all of Herscher; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Jim Walck of Galesburg, Madelyn and Tom McGann of Joliet, Deborah and Kevin Weller of Cullom; one sister, Constance Sullivan of Bourbonnais; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter, Christina Berns; one brother, Terrance Sullivan; and one grandson, Michael Weller.