Obit: Goodman, Bernice Margaret #2 (1923 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Goodman, Seidl, Jenneman, Waichulis, Sapp, Brunswick, Zornes, Simonson, Longmore, Theisen, Nevala, Maier, Smith, Apfelbeck

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) April 9, 2008

Goodman, Bernice Margaret (1 January 1923 - 6 April 2008)

Bernice Margaret Goodman, age 85, of Stanley, formerly of Thorp, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley, Wisconsin. She was born on January 1, 1923 in Boyd, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Margaret (Seidl) Jenneman.

Bernice attended St. Joseph’s School in Boyd. She then moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she worked at the Sutherland Paper Company. On February 14, 1942, Bernice was united in marriage to Bernard Goodman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Boyd. They farmed in the Town of Delmar, Chippewa County and in the Town of Worden, Clark County. They took a break from farming, living in the Town of Anson, Chippewa County, while Bernard worked at Chippewa Woolen Mills. They moved to the Town of Ludington, Eau Claire County, where they owned and operated the Pine View Tavern. After a few years in the tavern business, they purchased a farm in the Town of Aurora, Taylor County, which they owned and operated for 29 years. In July 1980, they sold their farm and moved to Thorp where Bernice resided until June 2007, when she moved to the Homeplace in Stanley.

Bernice cherished time spent with her family and friends. She was never afraid to try something new. At the age of 80, she learned how to use the computer and became an expert at emailing. She loved to travel, play cards, solved crossword puzzles, crochet, camp and oil paint. Many of her oil paintings decorated the walls of her home. She was also active in many volunteer activities, Catechism teacher and member of the Ladies’ Aid Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huron, adult leader for the youth of Poplar Grove 4-H Club, activity volunteer at Oakbrook Health and Rehab in Thorp, and clerk for the Thorp Area Nutrition Center. Her faith ws very important and remained strong throughout her life.

Bernice is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Bernard, and three sons: Douglas (Margaret) of Lafayette, Colorado, Dennis (companion Marge Waichulis) of Stratford, and Brian (Kathleen) of Eau Claire. Bernice is also survived by eight grandchildren: Beverly (David) Sapp, Michelle Brunswick, Chester (Lisa) Goodman, Victoria Zornes, Shawn (Brandi) Goodman, Seven Goodman, Kristin (Derek) Simonson, and Samuel Goodman; seven great-grandchildren: Autumn and Jason Longmore, David Sapp, Dustin Goodman, Zachery Zornes and Leah and Connor Goodman; one great-great-granddaughter, Jordyn Rae Sapp; sister, Ernestine Theisen; brother, Floyd Jenneman; sisters-in-law Lee Jenneman and Bev Jenneman; many nieces and nephews; her very dear friend Pat Nevala; and special friend Tina Maier.

Bernice is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter; sister, Eunice Smith; brothers: Joseph and Clarence; brothers-in-law: Gaylord Smith, Floyd Theisen and John Goodman; and sisters-in-law: Ruth and Mary Goodman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2008, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic church in Thorp, with Father Keith Apfelbeck officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Huron.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Thorp Funeral Home, with rosary at 7:00 p.m., and one hour before services on Friday at the church.

Bernice will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Thorp Area Catholic Schools.



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