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Bernice R Wenskoski Kolelis

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 Jan 2017 (aged 90)
Burial Pittsville, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 175480937 · View Source
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Bernice R. Kolelis, of Green Bay, WI was 90 years of age when she passed away. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam J. Kolelis (married Sep 3, 1949); her parents, Francis and Margaret (Dec) Wenskoski; her sister and brother.

Bernice worked several different jobs before marriage. Helping support her family working in a candy shop, retail stores, and factory work. Once married Bernice committed herself to being a homemaker to her husband and three daughters. When the saddest day of her life happened in 1969 with her husband, Adam passed away; from that day forward she work-ed, worked, and worked to support her little family. Bernice showed her daughters how to survive, work tirelessly and smile at the end of the day. She worked two or three jobs at a time; at Weyer-hauser, Country Kitchen, the Cannery, Holiday Inn, Figi’s, and the Marshfield Hospital. After retiring at 69, she moved to Green Bay, where she helped out with her daughter's young and growing family. Because she couldn’t sit still, she painted and cleaned houses part-time, helped with the newest of grandchildren, and made many friends along the way. She was the queen of crocheting afghans, word searches, puzzles, coloring books, making pork chops, and “skinning” her youngest grandson, in Rummy (she was never the grandma that would let them win). Her greatest joy was to tell everyone she had three daughters, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Full tribute for this remarkable woman
published Blaney Funeral Home website


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  • Created by: Lynn Elizabeth
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175480937
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernice R Wenskoski Kolelis (25 Apr 1926–16 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175480937, citing Saint Joachims Cemetery, Pittsville, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Elizabeth (contributor 48687893) .