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Bernice "Bernie" Laschinger

Bernice "Bernie" Laschinger

Bernice “Bernie” Laschinger, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Kaiser Permenente Hospital in Santa Clara, California, surrounded by her family.

Bernie was born on April 18, 1958, to Robert and Lorena (Brantner) Laschinger in Eau Claire, WI.  She graduated from Durand High School in 1976.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UW – La Crosse in Social Work in 1981.  In 1982, Bernice moved to California, where she spent thirty-five years working as a realtor and mortgage broker.  Bernie operated her own mortgage broker company in the San Jose area.

Bernice had an amazing life.  She was especially blessed by the presence of a multitude of friends, family and business associates whom she loved spending time with and sharing in fun and laughter.  She was an avid 49ers; Giants and Sharks fan, despite being from Wisconsin, where Packers reign.  She loved sponsoring and organizing events for all of her friends and associates.  She will fondly be remembered for her friendships, love of life, generosity, compassion, loyalty, selflessness and her big heart.

Bernice is survived by her brothers, Eugene Laschinger (Julie) of Verona, WI, Michael (Cheryl) of San Jose, CA, Patrick (Lynne) of Kernersville , NC; sisters, Carol Kirk (Kevin) of Eau Claire, WI, Nancy Richardson, (James Hathaway) of Arkansaw, WI, and Mary Laschinger of Atlanta, GA; nephews, Joe Laschinger, Jason Laschinger, Troy Laschinger, Todd Laschinger and Brayton Laschinger; nieces, Kimberly Beckett, Kelly Laschinger, Heather Crandell, Amanda Weidenbach, Kristen Watts, Theresa Swanson and Lisa Richardson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Terry Laschinger, and nephew, Eric Laschinger.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kaiser Permenente Hospital for the loving care they gave to Bernice.  The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Jacquie, Bobby, Rachel, Rita and all her friends for their special gift of love and support to Bernie.

A visitation will be on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, WI, with pastor, Dan Richardson, officiating. Grave side service will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Arkansaw, following the memorial service. A Celebration of Life will follow after the service at the Durand Rod and Gun Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your local food pantry or St. Vincent de Paul’s would be greatly appreciated.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Brian and Jilaine Berquist

    Gene and Julie-

    Your family is in our hearts. We pray that you and your family can feel peace.

    Your Friends,
    Brian and Jilaine Berquist

  2. Chris and Sheila Castleberg

    Our sincere condolences to the Laschinger family for their loss.

  3. Stephanie Eichler

    Bernie was a wonderful friend. I miss her terribly

  4. Desiree Sigler

    May "the hearer of prayer" continue to strengthen your family during this most difficult time. Share your memories they will be a comfort that will embrace your hearts.
    Lean on one another for encouragement when the days ahead become to hard to bear alone.We hope that the many cards,hugs,kind words, and loving prayers sustains your family and grants you peace.

  5. William Penker

    I am saddened by the loss of a former student. My sympathy to the entire family. Prayers will be offered for Bernice at the Perpetual Eucharistic
    Adoration Chapels in Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

  6. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Hard to believe that Bernie is gone. Our sympathy to her family.


    We are so sorry! What a sad and tragic time for all who loved and treasured her. Praying all will be surrounded by God's comfort and
    assurance of his bountiful grace and love. With love and deepest sympathy, Kim & Bob Brunkow and Erika and Nick Brunner

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