Bernadine Wenzel, age 70, of Wessington Springs, S.D., died early Tuesday morning, April 2, 2013, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 5th at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Martin Avery officiating. Burial followed in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.
She was born on September 27, 1942, at Spencer to Bernard and Irene (Franey) Clark. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1960 and preceded her education to Cosmetology to Stewarts in Sioux Falls.
On January 31, 1961, she was united in marriage to Arthur Wenzel. They have three sons. She enjoyed watching her grandkids in the summer and also she enjoyed her babysitting kids. She also enjoyed family time she also liked looking up family history, knitting, cross stitching and embroidery.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and liked watching Lawrence Welk on television.
She moved to Wessington Springs in 1989, then in May of 2007 she moved to the Aurora/Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, and then in January of 2008 she moved to Weskota Manor Nursing Home/Avera Health.
Bernadine is survived by her three sons, Arthur Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Wessington Springs, Kevin and his wife, Jan, of Quinn, and Scott of Wessington Springs; two grandchildren, Joe of Mitchell and Briana of Huron; three step-grandchildren, Rickkie, Richard, William; and five great-grandchildren, August and Jared Wenzel of Mitchell, Gianna, Julian and Sophia Rodriguez of Huron. She also has a step great-granddaughter, Shinna, of Madison; two sisters, Joyce (Gary) Timm of Wolsey and Judy (Rodney) Krueger of Wessington Springs; one brother, David Clark of Wolsey; a special friend, Evan Muller; and her babysitting kids, whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; and five brothers, Tom, Robert, Donald, Jim and Ronnie.