Bernardine “Bernie” Nefzger, 90, of Earlville, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, at her home. Visitation: 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and 9 – 10 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, Iowa. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville, Iowa, with Rev. Jason Hesseling officiating. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Earlville, Iowa.
Bernie is survived by her children, Ronald (Kathleen) Goldsmith of Hiawatha, Iowa, Joseph (Linda) Goldsmith of Earlville, Iowa, Mark (Beth) Goldsmith of Weaverville, California, Patrick (Alison) Goldsmith of Ames, Iowa, Anne (Thomas) Hayes of Rosemount, Minnesota, and Michael (Pamela) Goldsmith of Hiawatha, Iowa; eighteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Virtus (Marilyn) Clasen, Mary Ellen Kirk, Merlin (Marilyn) Clasen, Pauline Wagener and Lela Roiger; and in-laws, Mary Ann Clasen, Betty (Hank) Ehrlich, and Nellie Krapfl.
Bernie is also survived by her step-children, Mary Lu (Larry) Welch of Platteville, Wisconsin, Jeanne (George) Hesseling of Sugar Grove, Illinois, and Dave Nefzger (Christine Mascow) of McHenry, Illinois; ten step-grandchildren; and eighteen step-great-grandchildren; step-in-laws, Gary (Juanita) Maiers of Coal Valley, Illinois and Roger Johannes of Earville, Iowa.
Bernie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Arthur Goldsmith and Edward Nefzger; brother, Alvin Clasen; step-daugthers, JoAnn Maiers and Kathy Johannes; step-son-in-law, Gary Hesseling; step-great-granddaughter, Mackenzee Carpenter; Additionally she is preceded by her in-laws, James Kirk, Dennis Hines, Cliff Roiger, LeRoy Wagener, Margaret (Clem) Kapler, Delores (Ed) Nefzger, Mary (John) Kupferschmidt, Mildred (Larry) Kramer, Floyd (Marie) Goldsmith, George (Laura) Goldsmith, James (Bertha) Goldsmith, Fred (Darlene) Goldsmith, Genevieve (Ray) Olberding, Robert Krapfl, Elmer (Katherine) Nefzger, and Marie (Ed) Rausch.