Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Bernice M. Miller, 85, formerly of Willshire, died at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2009, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford.
She was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Mount Trail County, N.D., to John B. and Karen Sjomling Berg. On April 1, 1941, she married Leland E. Miller, who died Dec. 7, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara N. (Merl K.) Lugar Jr., Berne, Ind., and Judith C. (Howard) Hess, Willshire; a son, Joseph G. (Janet) Miller, Celina; a brother, Kenneth J. Berg, Cheyenne, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, William Lee Miller; three brothers, Arnie, Martin and Edward Berg; four sisters, Julia Moe, Mable Henze, Connie Loyd and Ollie Seeger; and three great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and had been a cook at various places for over 20 years. She was a member of the Willshire United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind., the Rev. Joe Naas officiating. Burial is at Willshire Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Bennie, Billy, Carey Scholarship Fund or Colonial Nursing Home Activity Fund, Rockford.
Condolences can be left at www.zwickjahn.com.
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