ROCKFORD — Bernice completed 103 years and three months on her journey here. Bernice H. Werdin was called to the throne of Jesus Christ on Dec. 24, 2020. She was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Janesville, Minnesota, Waseca County. The Holy Trinity made her His child on Sept. 25, 1917 in Holy Baptism. On July 12, 1931 she confirmed her faith in the rite of Confirmation. She married her husband “Ted” on July 31, 1940.
She met her husband Theodore “Ted” and her oldest son David at the throne.
Waiting to join her are two sons, Donald of Rockford, and Gregory (Beth) of Wittmann, Arizona. She was blessed with three grandsons and three granddaughters as well as six great-grandsons.
She became a registered nurse at the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota, on Sept. 2, 1939. She fondly remembered that the Mayo brothers, of the Mayo Clinic, signed her graduation certificate.
She had fond memories of working at the Rochelle Municipal Hospital for many years and helping to put her three sons through college.