Berns, Roland 1922-2003
BERNS, HARTER, VASKE, LESTINA, SCHWARTZHOFF, BURGER, BENT, SNOPEK, CARRIMON, MUELLER, SKOWRONSKI, SCHLITTER, DOCKUS, LESTER, WOODS, LESTINA, MCLANE, KRAPFL, NEUHAUS, SUDMEIER
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Date: 10/6/2005 at 23:39:01
Courier Press,Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Roland A. Berns, 81, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Monona, Iowa, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Prairie Health Care Center in Prairie du Chien.
Roland was born March 9, 1922 to Louis and Clara (Harter) Berns in rural Garnavillo, Iowa and also attended school there.
He married Virginia Vaske in 1945, she died in December of 1963. He later married Lorraine Lestina in 1969, she also preceded him in death. He later married Elizabeth Schwartzhoff in 1987.
Roland farmed in the Monona, Iowa area from 1959 until 1985. He moved to Prairie du Chien in 1993.
Surviving are his wife Elizabeth (Betty); 10 children, Dave (Marla) Berns of Walker, Iowa, Carla (Jim) Burger of Monona, Iowa, Steven (Mary) Berns of Jesup, Iowa, Carolyn (John) Bent of Marion, Iowa, Margie (John) Snopek of St. Louis, Mo., Bonnie (Colin) Carrimon of Onalaska, Bruce Berns of Houston, Texas, John (Jane) Berns of Dubuque, Iowa, Mary (Jeff) Mueller of La Crosse, Mark Berns of Champaign, Ill; nine step-children, Reg (Neva) Schwartzhoff of Twin Falls, Idaho, Jackie Skowronski of Evergreen Park, Ill., Joe Schwartzhoff of Panama City, Fla., Linda Schlitter of Phoenix, Ariz., Trudy (Tom) Dockus of Camarillo, Calif., Sandy (Jerry) Lester of Prairie du Chien, Deb (Bill) Woods of Marion, Iowa, Jerry (Joyce) Lestina and Cheryl Lestina both in Texas; 39 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight siblings, Peter Berns and Claudine Mclane both of Garnavillo, Iowa, Laura (George) Sudmeier and Mary Lou Krapfl both of New Vienna, Iowa, Clara Neuhaus and Louis (Wilma) Berns both of Monona, Iowa, Helene Sudmeier of Dubuque, Iowa and Aloise (Rosemary) Berns of Garnavillo, Iowa and a daughter-in-law Carol Berns of Rochester, Minn.
Services were Monday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien and burial in St. Patricks Cemetery, Monona, Iowa. The Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien assisted the family.
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