|Let the memory of Walene & Bernice be with us forever|
Funeral services for Bernice Heermann age 74 of Pilger, NE will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE. Interment will be at St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wisner following lunch. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in Pilger and will continue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Bernice passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, NE.
Bernice Ann Heermann was born October 12, 1938, in rural Stanton County, to Carl and Pearl (Long) Drott.
Bernice was confirmed at United Methodist Church in Stanton on December 6, 1953. Attended grade school in rural Stanton County. Graduated from Stanton High School in 1956. After graduation attended St. Joseph Beauty College in Norfolk.
Bernice married Walene Heermann on December 4, 1956 at the United Methodist Church in Stanton. They farmed south of Pilger until moving into Pilger in 1996.
Bernice was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Pilger and member of the St. John’s Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Pilger Senior Citizen Center.
She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, board games and doing ceramics with her grandchildren. Bernice enjoyed attending many of her grandchildren’s events. Her family was her life.
Bernice is survived by her husband Walene of 56 years; Son – Wayne Heermann and wife Jayne (Moes) of Pilger; Daughters – Sheryl and husband Glen White of Madison; Wanda of Pilger; Denise and husband J. Scott Schmidt of Columbus; Ann Soulliere of Columbus.
Grandchildren – Jennifer and husband Paul Morizzo; Janine Heermann, Steven Heermann and Emma Heermann; Dale and wife Charlene (Kastanek) White; Melissa White; Stephanie Schmidt and fiancé Nate Hahne; Brandon Schmidt; Douglas Schmidt and wife Elise; Amanda Soulliere and Abbie Soulliere.
Great Grandchildren – Dominic White; Issac, Sterling, Peyton and Adrianna Schmidt.
Three brothers – Robert Drott and wife Dorothy of Flippin AR, Carl W. Drott and wife Mary of Stanton and David Drott of Washougal WA; One sister – Jeanette and husband Marvin Brummond of Pilger. Many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by her parents; sister-in-laws - Mary Jean Drott and Jean A. Drott; brother-in-law, Kenneth Wolverton.
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