|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1908|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2007|
PLAINVIEW -- The funeral for Bernice E. Bethke will be 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, with the Rev. Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview.
Mrs. Bethke, 99, of Plainview and formerly of Elgin, died Thursday (April 19, 2007) at St. Isidore Health Center of Greenwood Prairie in Plainview.
Bernice Elna Wieland was born March 18, 1908, in Plainview. She grew up and attended school in Plainview and attended Winona State Teacher College in Winona. She taught in rural schools in Minnesota. She married Walter Bethke on Sept. 25, 1934, in Elgin; he died June 29, 2005. The Bethkes farmed in rural Elgin until 1966. In 1983, they moved to Balsam Lake, Wis., and returned to Plainview in 1995. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin and a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Centuria, Wis. She taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school for many years at Grace Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Church, both in Rochester.
Survivors include two sons, Harold (Gail) Bethke of Eyota and Donald (Sandy) Bethke of Glenwood, Minn.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.
Friends may call an hour before the service at the church Monday.
Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ulrich Fredrick Wieland (1873 - 1955)
Clara Ratz Wieland (1877 - 1959)
Walter F. Bethke (1913 - 2005)*
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Apr 23, 2007
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