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Bernice A. Brantner

Bernice A. Brantner

Bernice A. Brantner age 90 of Eau Galle, formerly of Mondovi, died Saturday January, 19, 2019 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Bernice was born July 21, 1928 on the farm in the Township of Lima, rural Durand.  She was the daughter of August and Elenora (Weissinger) Hayden.  Bernice graduated from Sacred Heart High School -Lima, rural Durand.  She married Awald Brantner August 5, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima.  After marriage they made their home on the farm in Albany Township, where they farmed and raised their family. In 1971 they moved into Mondovi where Bernice helped her husband with their Beer Distributing Business. Bernice was active in her church at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rock Falls and later at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mondovi.

Bernice loved doing craft work, gardening, playing games, cards, and doing puzzles.  She spent a lot of time babysitting her grandchildren.  Bernice especially like to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bernice is survived by her children, Shirley (John) Smith of Eau Galle; Sandy (Bernie) Weiss and Tom (Janet) both of Mondovi, Cindy (Glen) Grisim of Northfield, MN, Dawn (Jim) Ulwelling of Eau Claire, Jeff (Sue) of Prescott; 17 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one step great grandson; one brother, Joseph (Marilyn) Hayden of Altoona.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Awald, three sons, Gary, David and Kevin, a daughter-in-law, Bridget Brantner, three sisters, Marion Prissel, Florence Fedie, Helen Bilderback, three brothers, Bill, Eddie and Jim Hayden.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday January 26, 2019 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. John Schultz officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Rock Falls.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to the time of the services at the church on Saturday.




  1. Brian & Mary Van Norman

    Dawn & Jim, Sorry for your loss. ❤

  2. Ron Berger

    So sorry to hear about Bernice.
    Diane and I are in Texas and will not be home until next Tuesday.
    I'll always remember Bernice for the great food and strawberry shortcake shehelping out
    on the farm during the summer in my early teens and Bernice

  3. Rosemary Everson

    Thoughts and sympathy to Bernice's family. She was such a kind, empathic person. Loved working with her. She will be remembered by many!

  4. Paula. Smith

    I'm so sorry that we lost grandma she was full of life and love. She taught her children to be like she was and her grandchildren too I'll miss her very much

  5. Kris and Dave Polzer

    I remember thinking what a beautiful lady Bernice was when she came to the care center. I will miss seeing her at Happy Hour and seeing all of her family. You are in out thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  6. Larry and Kathy Becker

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, so sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  7. Judy and Dick Schlosser

    A part os us is gone when our parents die. Love, blessings, and prayers to her and her loved ones!

  8. Nadine Schuh

    So sorry to hear about your mom. This note helped me when my dad and sister and brother passed.

    ( When a loved one leaves to go on a trip we sadly say "Good -bye", BUT at the other side they are joyously exclaiming, HELLO, "WELCOME !!" )


    So sorry for your lose, our prayers are with you all.

  10. Lynette & Kim Wagenbach

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. May God comfort and guide.

  11. Bonnie Brantner

    Rest in peace Bernice! To all the family, may you find the strength to see you through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!❤

  12. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Sandy and Bernie, Gary and I are sending our sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Sharon griffin

    Shirley, I am sorry for your loss. I was Dave Prissel`s gal. Bless your Mom!

  14. Randy & Peggy Schutz

    Thinking of all of you during this sad and difficult time. We are comforted by the really special memories of times we shared with all of you. May Aunt Bernice rest in peace now that she is reunited with our heavenly father and with Uncle Awald, David, Gary and Kevin and all of the rest of her family and friends who have passed. Such a wonderful moment that must have been. We will continue to cherish those memories and share special stories we carry close to our hearts.

  15. Diann, Rick & Tanner Franson

    Rest in Loving Peace Aunt Bernice❤You were a big part of our lives growing up. You were such a kind and loving person. I can only imagine the amazing reunion you are having right now with all your past loved ones. God Bless & prayers go out to your children and family. Love you!

  16. John Judy parr

    Sorry to hear about your loss hugs

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