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Bernice Weber

August 27, 2014
Estherville News

GRAETTINGER - Mass of Christian Burial for Bernice Weber, 81, of Graettinger will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger with Father Merlin Schrad as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday with Vigil Service at 7 at the church in Graettinger. Interment will be at St. Jacob's Catholic Cemetery in Graettinger.

She died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at her home in Graettinger.

Bernice Elizabeth (Mahan) Weber, the daughter of James and Alice (Bradley) Mahan, was born May 27, 1933, in Graettinger.

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She received her education in the Graettinger schools, graduating from Graettinger High School.

On March 1, 1954, Bernice was united in marriage to Gerald Weber in Graettinger. The couple made their home in Graettinger where they began raising their family and Bernice was employed with the Estherville Telephone Company and Berkley's in Emmetsburg.

Bernice and Gerald enjoyed years of traveling to almost every state in the union including Alaska. They also traveled to Canada, Mexico and Europe. While in Europe, they visited Germany and connected with both sides of their family. They especially enjoyed spending the cold winter months in warm, sunny Texas and eventually purchased a winter home in Raymondville, Texas. Gerald died on Jan. 2, 2014.

Bernice was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and Rosary Society in Graettinger.

Left to cherish Bernice's memory are her children, Michele Erickson, husband, Steve, of Estherville and their children, Katie, Jim, Craig, Betsey and Nick; Coleen Duhn, husband, Randy, of Graettinger and their children, Jared and Jessica; Diana Mortimore, husband, Jeff, of Estherville and their children, Tessa and Megan; Becky Borneke, husband, Pat, of Janesville, Minn., and their children, Chance and Mac; Suzie Weber and special friend, Vincent Spallo, of Kansas City, Mo., and her children, Sarah and Nicole; her siblings, Lois Weber and her husband, Richard; Jim Mahan; Don Mahan and his wife, Susie; Leo Mahan and Dorothy Cooper and her husband, Dean, and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding Bernice in death were her husband; infant daughter, Katherine; parents and siblings, Evelyn Petersen, Rozella Loder, Francis Mundon and James and Alice Mahan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Avera Holy Family Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to



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