Bernadette M. “Bernie” Wernke – Worthington

Bernadette M. “Bernie” Wernke, 75, of Worthington, Iowa passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, Iowa where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Conway will officiate.

Bernie was born November 1, 1943, in Sherrill, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Regina (Nauman) Schueller.  She married David Gregor Wernke on February 24, 1962 in Sherrill, Iowa. Bernie has joined the Angels and Saints in heaven and is free from her pain and suffering.

Bernie is survived by her husband of 56 years, David, children: Barry (Lisa) Wernke of Guttenberg, Thomas (friend, Shelly Weist) Wernke of Cedar Rapids, Beth (Kevin) Leliefeld of Guttenberg, John J. Wernke of Worthington, five grandchildren: Allison (Josh) Buckmann, Holly Wernke, Kerri (Brad Tracey) Leliefeld, Alex Leliefeld, Cody Wernke, two great grandchildren: Jackson Buckmann and Madison Tracy, sisters: Elizabeth Hingtgen of Asbury, Annette Schmitt of East Dubuque, IL, Marilyn (James) Lansing of Dubuque, in-laws: Lou McDonough, Eileen Schueller both of Dubuque, Marian (Tom) Noblitt of Loretto, TN, Joan Klein of Durango and Ruth (Rick) Ruden of Hudson, IA.

Bernie was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, John and Odelia (Zewen) Wernke, siblings: Jerome Schueller, Richard (Shirley) Schueller, Geraldine “Toots” McDonough, in-laws: LaVern Hintgen, Steve Schmitt, Roger (Anna Mae) Wernke, Robert (Janet) Wernke and Donald Klein.

Many thanks to Shady Rest Care Center, Dr. Angela Kelly and Dr. Darcy Putz.

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